There have been numerous reported incidents of violent altercations of women abusing security guards and domestic workers. Recently, CCTV footage of a woman yanking and dragging a domestic helper out of an elevator has gone viral.
The incident took place at the Cleo County Society in Section 121 Noida. The woman, Shaifali Kaul is a resident of the society. CCTV footage showed the accused physically dragging 20-year-old Anita out of the lift.
Viewers can see Anita’s desperate attempt to escape her grasp as she clings to the elevator doors before she is overpowered and dragged away.
Kaul, 40, was booked for allegedly assaulting and confining the domestic worker Anita in her home. The incident came to light after Anita was stopped attempting to escape her employer’s fourth-floor apartment using a rope.
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Noida Woman Assaults Domestic Worker
A passerby saw the attempt and informed the police. A police team reached the spot and Anita was escorted to the police station.
The CCTV footage of Kaul and Anita in the elevator surfaced on social media and went viral.
According to the police, Anita’s father Padam Singh submitted a complaint against Kaul. He alleged that Anita was working at Kaul’s house for six months and the agreement expired at the end of October.
Singh alleged, “Kaul did not let Anita leave the house and forced her to continue to work. She took away my daughter’s phone and assaulted her and forced her to do all household work.”
He also alleged that Kaul assaulted her with a stick and Anita had several injury marks on her due to this.
The police said that Kaul was booked under Indian Penal Code Section 344 (illegal confinement beyond 10 days), Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and Section 504 (insult) based on the complaint.
Saad Miyan Khan, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), Central Noida said that Anita has been sent for medical examination and that appropriate action would be taken in the matter.
No arrest has been made in the case so far.