A 15-year-old girl from Jharkhand working as a domestic help in a Vasant Kunj home was rescued on Tuesday and admitted to a hospital with knife injuries.
Her 50-year-old woman employer was arrested on Tuesday for assaulting and illegally confining her,police said.
Vandana Dheer,who works with a private firm,was arrested after police filed a case under sections of assault,illegal confinement and bonded labour late last night.
The girl has been badly injured and was rescued by a joint team of an NGO and police. The NGO had received information in this regard and informed the police.
Medical examination on the girl was conducted,said a police officer. “There are knife injuries on her head and hand. There is a deep gash on her head as well,” said police.
According to police,the teenager’s employers are two women,a 50-year-old woman and her 85-year-old mother. The woman works in a senior post in a private company.
The girl reportedly told police that she had been working with her employers for the past one year and they used to beat her up almost every day,apparently not happy with her work.
Police have registered a case of assault and illegal confinement against the employer.
Sections of bonded labour has also been included in the FIR,police said. “An FIR has been lodged under Sections 323,324,326 and 342 of IPC and 16 Bonded Labour Act at Vasant Kunj North police station,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) B S Jaiswal said.
“There are serious injuries on her body but the nature of injuries will be ascertained only after the medical report,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) B S Jaiswal.