The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has directed the police to evolve and submit an action plan to address the issues related to the employment of domestic maids from other states in Delhi within three months.
The police have also been asked to take action against both the employer and the uncle of the 14-year-old maid hailing from Orissa, who was found abandoned at the RML Hospital in central Delhi in late October.
The employer Abhinav Arya and the victim’s uncle Suresh Behara were arrested on November 7 and were released on bail subsequently. In a letter written to the police, the commission has directed them to file a fresh case of criminal breach of trust and arrest the accused immediately.
It also requires the police to submit a copy of the victim’s servant verification documents and an interim report on the matter by November 14.
In another letter written to Delhi chief secretary, the commission has asked the state government to invoke the relevant sections of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act against the two accused.