statesman news service
New Delhi, 5 Oct: The Delhi Police today filed before a city court the statement of the girl, allegedly assaulted by her employer in a Vasant Kunj house, in which the girl has alleged that her employer subjected her to extreme torture.
The said statement was recorded before a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC. In the statement, the girl has alleged that she was subjected to extreme torture by her employer, Vandana Dhir, who was arrested in connection with the case.
The police filed the statement of the girl recorded by a Magistrate yesterday before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate, Gomati Manocha.
"The girl has told the magistrate that once she was allegedly forced to drink urine and was confined in the house in a semi-naked condition… She has alleged that Dhir used to continuously beat her and she was not paid any money for her services as a maid in her house… The victim had told the magistrate that she was not allowed to use the washroom and the accused used to beat her… She was not even given proper food by her employer, they said," said a source.
The source claimed that in her statement recorded before an SDM, the girl has claimed that she was made to work in the house for long duration.
"She has told the magistrate that burn marks were caused on her body by Dhir as the accused allegedly used to burn her with a hot girdle. She has also said that no guests used to come to Dhir’s house and she was forced to clean the area outside the house in a semi-naked condition," said the source.
Meanwhile, the court today reserved the order on bail plea of Dhir for 7 October. During the hearing on Dhir’s bail plea, the prosecution claimed they have recorded the statement of the doctor, who had allegedly treated the victim before the incident came to light.
According to the prosecution, the doctor had told that when the girl was brought for treatment, Dhir had told him that the brother of the maid had assaulted her due to which she had sustained injuries.
"The probe into the case is going on and the accused may influence their investigation if released on bail," said the police while opposing Dhir’s bail plea.
Dhir’s counsel sought bail, saying the probe in the case is almost over as statements of the girl and others have already been recorded.
Also, during the hearing, the police placed before the court the report of the bone ossification test of the girl, which was conducted to ascertain her actual age. The court, after going through the report, said that the doctors have opined that she is aged between 18 to 20 years.