Delhi employer held for raping domestic help

June 19th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly keeping his 18-year-old domestic help hostage and raping her, police said.
According to police, the victim managed to escape from accused Paramjit Singh’s house Thursday night.

The victim, who hails from West Bengal, got the job through a placement agency three days ago.

“The girl in her complaint has alleged that Paramjeet raped her on June 16 and 17. He had threatened her with dire consequence and held her captive inside his house so that she could not approach police. Yesterday (Thursday) night when Paramjeet went outside to bring a gas cylinder, the girl called the owner of the placement agency who took her to police and filed a report,” said a police official.

Police took the victim to a nearby government hospital for medical examination, in which rape was confirmed.

Singh’s wife has died and he lives with his father who is paralysed, the police said.

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