The family that had kept my sister was engaging her in strenuous work. They had stopped her from communicating with her mother for last six months, alleged the victim’s distant brother.
Sambalpur, Aug 29: With no respite in sight from the prevailing crime against women, a 17-year-old girl from Burla area has been sexually assaulted in the capital city Bhubaneswar by a family who engaged her as house maid.
As per the report, the victim who hails from a poor family in Burla had lost her father a few years back and was living with mother. While she visited a family where one of her relatives was working as a domestic help, around one year ago they expressed their interest to keep the girl as a made to assist a woman member who was pregnant.
Compelled by the financial hardship they were going through, the mother of the victim allowed her to visit Bhubaneswar with the accused family’s assurance of taking care of her studies and living expenses.
However, much to the shock of the victim’s mother she remained out of reach for last six months and returned home finally with a lot bruises all over the body and with a scary tale to narrate.
“The family that had kept my sister was engaging her in strenuous work. They had stopped her from communicating with her mother for last six months,” alleged the victim’s distant brother.
“More shockingly, after her return my sister claimed that every morning she used to witness her undressed with a lot of mysterious cut marks all-over the body. We suspect they used to mix sedatives in her food and sexually assaulted after getting unconscious,” he added.
While a case has been registered at Burla Police Station based on the allegation of the victim, her family and relatives have demanded stringent action against the culprits.