A 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly trafficked from a Jharkhand village to Delhi in order to work as a domestic help, was sexually assaulted by an auto driver. The girl was abandoned near MG Road metro station in Gurgaon on Sunday.
The alleged victim is unable to disclose the location of her employer. She told the police that her employer’s neighbour, an auto driver, took her to Gurgaon and raped her there.
“The minor victim informed the police that she was brought to Delhi with a few more girls. After reaching the Capital, the trafficker placed all the girls, including her, in different households as domestic help,” said Rishi Kant, an activist with Shakti Vahini NGO, which rescued the girl.
The girl in her statement to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) said that she had to do all the household work, including baby-sitting.
The girl said the driver had sexually assaulted her many times before. She said he took her to a secluded place in Gurgaon, raped her and later dumped her near a metro station.
Gurgaon ACP (DLF) Dalbir Singh said, “We have registered the case under section 376 of the IPC and the POCSO Act against the accused on Sunday at Sector 29 police station. The victim alleged she had met the person in Delhi and he took her to a park in Gurgaon where he sexually assaulted her. Though she worked in Delhi as a domestic help, she cannot identify the location or recall the name of her employer.”
“We are conducting investigations as earlier the victim did not speak up; it was only after the doctor confirmed rape that she narrated the story to us,” he added.
After her rescue, the girl was taken to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), where she was medically examined and later sent to a shelter home. The Jharkhand police will be sending a team to Delhi within two days to bring back the minor.
Gumla Superintendent of Police, Bheemsen T said, “We got the information on Monday and a team will be sent by Wednesday to bring the girl back.”
(With inputs from HTC, Delhi, Gurgaon)