Molested repeatedly, maid hurt during escape bid in Gurugram high rise

Gurugram:Fed up after being repeatedly molested by her employer, a domestic help injured herself while trying to escape through the kitchen window of an upscale apartment here.

The incident was reported on Thursday after the maid was admitted to the Gurugram Civil Hospital where she narrated her ordeal to the medical staff.

“We received information about the injured maid from the Principal Medical Officer of the Gurugram Civil Hospital on Thursday. Subsequently, a team from the Sector 54 police station reached the hospital and recorded her statement,” said Shamsher Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) and Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the Gurugram Police.

As per her statement, the victim was employed as a domestic help by one Ajay Ashwani, a resident of D-41, first floor, Belaire Apartment, located in the upscale Sector 54 here. The police arrested Ashwani on Friday.

“Ashwani used to molest the victim every time she went to his flat. She had objected to this many times, but without any effect. On Thursday at around 11.30 a.m., the accused started misbehaving with her when she reported for work.

“When she tried to escape, Ashwani forcibly locked the door from inside and asked her to complete her work. He also expressed his desire of taking sexual advantage of her,” Singh said.

The victim, meanwhile, decided to escape through the kitchen window and tied a bed-sheet to the iron bar of the ventilation outlet just above the window. While coming down, she lost her grip and fell to the ground,” Singh said. The victim sustained a fracture in her leg besides injuring her back.

“We have arrested the accused after registering an FIR under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The victim has also recorded her statement with the Duty Magistrate,” Singh said.