Minor domestic help rescued from woman judge’s house in Haridwar

 A teenaged domestic help was rescued from the house of a woman judge in Haridwar after a complaint was filed in court alleging she was forcibly kept under confinement and tortured by her employer for four years, police said today.

The 14-year-old girl, who worked as as domestic help at the residence of civil judge (senior division) Dipali Sharma, was rescued from there yesterday, Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Kumar V K said.

The judge’s house, located in the Roshnabad area, was raided by a police team following a complaint in the Uttarakhand High Court accusing her of keeping a minor under forced confinement and torturing her for four years, the official said.

It appeared that the girl was frequently beaten up and denied food for days, he said.

The girl, who was medically examined soon after being rescued, bore more than 20 burn and injury marks on her body, the SSP said, quoting the doctor who examined her.

A case against the girl’s employer will soon be lodged, he said.

The girl’s parents, who are residents of Padmapuri village in Nainital district, will be contacted to further investigate the case, the SSP said.

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