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Teenage girl accuses house owner of physical torture

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Jamshedpur : A teenage girl working as maid in Vijaya Heritage residential complex in Kadma has accused the house owner of abusing and physically torturing her regularly for the last several years.

The 12-year-old girl, who ran away from the flat on Wednesday, was located in the Kadma market on Thursday morning by an aide of the Jamshedpur MP, Ajoy Kumar, who rescued her to the MP’s office in Sakchi, subsequently.

Rani Singh the girl, on reaching the MP’s office, disclosed that the house owner Madhurika Singh used to cane her with stick and often kept her locked in room without food whenever she made mistake while cooking or washing clothes. Rani, daughter of Ledha Singh and Riyana Singh, resident of Dhabagaon in Lucknow was employed as maid at Madhurika’s house six years ago by Barbil resident Sura, a family friend of Ledha.

“My father forced me to stay with Sura who later brought me here and employed me at Madhurika’s house as domestic maid,” said the victim without disclosing how Sura got the information about maid’s requirement at Madhurika’s residence.

The Kadma police, on the other hand, said Madhurika lodged missing report on Wednesday and since then they have been searching her.

Madhurika, denied all allegations leveled against her by her maid. The maid is under police detention, at present.

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