Doctor held for molesting, trying to murder maid in Kolkata

February 20th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A city-based doctor was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually molesting and attempting to burn his maid to death, the police said.
The 20-year-old girl worked at Vijay Batliwal’s apartment in Ballygunj area under Gariahat police station in south Kolkata for the past six years.

“She lodged a first information report (FIR) at Gariahat police station Thursday night saying that Batliwal had been sexually molesting her for the past three years. She had kept quiet for the fear of losing her job. When the situation started getting worse, she told Batliwal’s wife Thursday,” Rajesh Subarna, city police deputy commissioner told reporters.

“Instead of helping her, Batliwal’s wife accused her of seducing her husband and the doctor then tried to set the maid on fire. Somehow she managed to flee from the flat,” Subarna said.

“We arrested Batliwal Friday morning. His wife is absconding,” Subarna said.

The girl has been sent back to her parents.

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