New Delhi: A US-based NRI was arrested on Thursday for allegedly torturing her domestic help, who was found locked in a room with dog bites on her body.
Arti Jain, 45, was arrested from her home in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area, which she shared with her mother.
Her domestic help, a 24-year-old from Kolkata, told the police that Ms Jain set her dogs on her, punched and kicked her for the smallest mistakes and burnt her with a hot iron whenever she asked for her salary. She alleged that she was kept locked in; she managed to come out on Wednesday to call a neighbor for help.
The neighbor reportedly called the police, who raided Ms Jain’s house on Thursday and found the woman in a locked room.
“She had been working at Jain’s house for over four months. She was employed through a placement agency,” a police officer said. “The victim would get stale food to eat and was beaten up several times for minor mistakes. There were also some dog bite marks on her body.”
Ms Jain has been living in India for the past four years. She had shifted from the US to Delhi for the treatment of her mother.
This is the third such case after the death of a woman at BSP MP Dhananjay Singh’s home from alleged torture, and the savage assault of a teenage help by a south Delhi-based executive who also lived with her mother.
The MP and his dentist wife Jagriti Singh are both in jail for the murder of their domestic help and the alleged torture of a 17-year-old who also worked for them. The MP has been charged with destruction of evidence.