The Gurgaon police, on Thursday, have arrested businessman Sagar Jain — employer of a 14-year-old minor girl who was rescued from a house in Krishna Colony yesterday evening by the Shakti Vahini NGO and police.
According to sources, Sweta Jain, the wife of the businessman is said to be absconding. The businessman was produced in the district court on Thursday afternoon and a case has been registered against the husband and wife under section 323 (Assault), 506 (Threatening for life), 374 (Unlawful compulsory labour), 344 (Wrongful confinement for ten or ore days) and 34 of IPC.
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The girl was found with deep cuts and bruises all over her body.
According to sources, the girl was trafficked to Delhi by her uncle from Gumla village in Jharkhand. In Delhi, she worked for around three months and then was sent to Gurgaon by a ‘placement agency’.
“The victim who was working in the house for last 7 months. She was rescued in an unconscious state because she had not eaten for several hours”, said Rishikant of Shakti Vahani NGO.
The victim’s rescuers also said that her employers would generally keep her empty stomach and beat her with anything that would come handy. The victim was beaten up with kitchen utensils and floor wiper too, said officials.
The statement of the victim was recorded in front of the CWC full bench on Thursday at Mini Secretariat. The girl was given first aid on Wednesday night and she had knife injury mark on her back which was four days old, said police.
The CWC has also informed the chairperson of National Commission of Scheduled Tribes after the incident and ST/SC Acts will also be invoked, said Rishikant as the girl belonged to a tribal community of Jharkhand.
The girl also claimed she never received her salary. After her medical examination in civil hospital, the victim was sent to a child shelter home in Gurgaon.