DWC arrests doctor for mentally, physically torturing 14-year-old domestic help

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doctor torturing 14-year-old domestic help

An 14-year-old domestic help was left with severe burns after her employer allegedly poured boiling water over her. She was brutally assaulted, thrashed, attacked with scissors by her employer and kept her without food said the Delhi Commission for Women. The employer was arrested and charged with assault on Saturday.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), along with the Delhi police, rescued the tribal girl from a house in Delhi’s Model Town area after a neighbour called up on its helpline-181 on Friday informed that she was illegally confined there for the last few months.

The girl belongs to Jharkhand’s Ranchi and members of a placement agency had brought her to Delhi.

The DCW said the girl would be allegedly beaten up every day by her employer. She has burn marks and bruises all over her body.

Sources claimed that the accused, Dr Nidhi Chaudhary, allegedly a MDS Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, is reportedly practising in a Delhi government hospital. However, senior police officials along with DCW officials remained tightlipped on disclosing her identity.

Police said they have arrested the employer and are looking for members of the placement agency who brought her from Ranchi to Delhi.

“She was also reportedly burnt with hot iron, the doctor even poured hot water on her. The girl was also attacked with scissors,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal said and added that the doctor spat on her and tried to strangle her.

The girl has been “reduced to bones” as she wasn’t provided any food by her employer.

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