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Maid torture: Doctor couple sent to judicial custody

Delhi,Immigration/Law/Rights, Mon, 09 Apr 2012 IANS

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday sent to 14 days judicial custody a doctor couple who had gone to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up their 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food.


Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Kumar Sirohi sent doctor couple, Sanjay Verma and Sumita Verma, with an alleged middleman Mahadev to 14 days' judicial custody.


"The accused, Sanjay Verma, Sumita Verma and Mahadev are sent to judicial custody till April 22," said the court.


Delhi Police claim the couple had locked the minor girl in their flat in west Delhi's Dwarka March 25 when they left the country for vacation. The police said that Mahadev had handed over the girl to a placement agency after bringing her from her native place in Jharkhand.


The girl was rescued March 30 after neighbours saw her crying in the flat's balcony.


A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against the couple under the Juvenile Justice Act, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act and the Indian Penal Code.


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