A family living in Paschim Vihar area of New Delhi is booked under the Bonded Labour System (abolition) Act, 1976, for illegally confining a 25-year-old girl as domestic help. Anjali was trafficked from Jharkhand about five years ago.
The girl’s cousin had called her to Delhi to give her a job. Then the cousin took her to a placement agency where they placed her as a domestic help. The family abused Anjali for three years at a stretch by locking her up in the house, not giving her enough food and no money either.
“I still cannot believe that I am not going to see my mother again. I wish I had never left. However, I am looking forward to meeting my father and my three siblings after such a long time,” – Anjali
In May 2016, Shakti Vahini along with Delhi police rescued the girl from the house. After that they put her in a shelter home in the capital.
Meanwhile, the police found her family and place of origin and now Jharkhand police is coming to Delhi to reunite the girl with her parents. She also got to know now that her mother died three years ago.
“I still cannot believe that I am not going to see my mother again. I wish I had never left. However, I am looking forward to meeting my father and my three siblings after such a long time,” Anjali told TOI.
The accused family is facing charges of causing grievous hurt, unlawful labour and confinement. They told the Delhi Commission for Women that they had hired Anjali from Kamat Placement Agency. They paid the agency Rs 22,000 for the first year and Rs 20,000 for the second year.
Now, DCW has ordered the accused to pay a sum of Rs 2.18 lakh to the girl as compensation. After Anjali reaches her hometown of Chaibasa, the district administration will open her account and check if the family has deposited the compensation amount or not.