Assam Girl Held Captive in Delhi Rescued

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The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) rescued an orphaned Assamese girl who was held captive and forced to work without pay at a posh house in North West Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area.

The DCW 181 women helpline was informed about the 17-year old girl by an unidentified person.

The complainant said that the minor was held captive and forced to work in adverse conditions without pay. It was also informed by the complainant that the girl had an uncle living in Delhi and gave his number for correspondence.

However, the minor was not found on the address given by the uncle, but she was found in a nearby house.

When the girl was asked by DCW, she said that she hails from Tezpur and that she lost her father six years ago and her mother two years back. She was lured into a high paying job in Punjab by a boy from the same village.

She further stated that the boy brought her to Punjab and sold her to a Delhi-based placement agency who sent her for domestic work to a couple’s house in Ashok Vihar where she was promised to be paid a salary of Rs. 10,000 per month.

The girl also claimed that whenever she expressed her discomfort about working at the couple’s place, she was threatened that she would be pushed into prostitution if she refused to work.  

A case was registered at Ashok Vihar police station and the investigation has been started by police.

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