Another case of a minor employed as domestic help and then abused has come to light. The Gurgaon Police say they have rescued a 16-year-old girl from her employers' Sushant Lok apartment.
The police said they raided the house on a tip-off from the NGO, Shakti Vahini. "We swung into action and arrested the employer's driver under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code. The driver had sexually abused the girl a year ago and the employer never acted on the girl's complaint," Maheshwar Dayal, DCP, Gurgaon East said.
Working as their domestic help since 2003, a case has been filed against the landlord for violating the Juvenile Justice Act, informed the police. The landlady is reportedly a school teacher.
The minor's parents live in Punjab and efforts are on to send the girl home, the police said. The girl's plight was first brought to Shakti Vahini's notice by neighbours. Nishikant, executive director of the NGO said, "We're told that two boys in the locality molested the girl."