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Look out notice to couple soon for locking up maid

delhi Updated: Apr 01, 2012 21:52 IST
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Delhi Police has initiated the process of issuing a look out notice against a doctor couple, who allegedly left their minor maid locked up and starving in the house while they vacationed in Thailand, officials said.

Sanjay Verma and his wife Sumita were to return to India yesterday but they have not landed in Delhi even today, police said.

A senior police official said they have initiated the process of issuing look out notice against the couple.

"We have written to the authorities. We expect to get the look out notice issued by tomorrow," the official said.

The couple had left for Thailand on a vacation leaving their 13-year-old maid allegedly locked up and with very little food in their Dwarka flat.

She was rescued two days ago after neighbours heard her screaming from the balcony.

Anticipating their arrival yesterday, a police team was stationed at Indira Gandhi International Airport here only to see the couple not arrive.

Police have lodged an FIR against the couple under the Juvenile Justice Act, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act and IPC.

The victim had also complained to Child Welfare Committee that she was beaten up by the couple even for small mistakes.

The couple had also allegedly installed CCTVs inside the house to keep a watch on her.

If they found her committing even small mistakes, they used to beat her up, the girl alleged while giving her statement to the Committee.