The police had arrested Khan in 2008 along with another accused Shamsuddin Sheikh, who allegedly raped the girl several times. The court, however, acquitted Sheikh for want of sufficient evidence.
The incident took place in 2007, when Reshma, a Nepalese national, used to work as a house help with Khan at her residence in Mira Road.
In June 2007, Khan moved to Pune. Khan took Reshma’s minor daughter along with her to Pune without informing the mother.
There the girl was assaulted and made to do all household chores, for which Khan would send Rs. 1,500 to her mother every month.
One day the girl jumped from the balcony of Khan’s house and travelled to Mira Road. There she told her family about the torture after which they lodged a complaint against Khan.
Government counsel advocate Hemlata Deshmukh said, “We are expecting a higher quantum of punishment in the case. We will appeal in the higher court against this verdict.”