Faridabad: 13-year-old enslaved maid attempts suicide; jumps off 11th floor
A 13-year-old maid, hailing from Bihar, attempted suicide by jumping off the 11th floor of Kanishka Towers in Haryana's Faridabad. However, the girl was caught in a bird-net on the 10th-floor balcony. She was stuck there for several hours before the residents rescued her. The girl took the extreme step to escape slavery and torture she endured for over two years. Read more!
Anti-urban slavery NGO Shakti Vahini spokesperson Rishi Kant's statement
"The victim has burn marks all over her back, she has bruises on her head, and her hands have deep marks that appear old. The girl is extremely scared and is in a traumatic condition. Doctors say she has been starved for long."
23-year-old woman booked for keeping the victim under captivity
Roobesh, a Kanishka Towers resident, said the girl, on 4 October, jumped off the 11th floor but got stuck in the bird net of a vacant house balcony. She was stuck there until 4:30pm when the ninth floor apartment owner heard her cries. Faridabad's Sarai Thana SHO Balbir Singh said an FIR against a 23-year-old, who kept the girl under captivity, has been lodged.
Victim to be kept at child protection center
A neighbor at Kanishka Towers stated: "We would often hear cries. But the woman (accused), who told us that she studies at a private university, would tell us to mind our own business." The victim would be kept at a child protection center.
Shocking incident of child labor, slavery
The shocking incident came to light after the minor girl suffered several months of torture and abuse. Police said the victim was locked up inside the apartment by the 23-year-old woman for two years and was never allowed to step out. The girl has also been starving for quite some time. The victim was taken to HS Malik, Chairperson of Faridabad's Child Welfare Committee.
Clear case of bonded child labor: Malik
HS Malik stated: "The accused is a student at a private university in Faridabad. She used to beat up the girl regularly. Both the girls hail from Patna and the parents of the victim work as servants at the accused girl's home in Bihar."