The Alibaug sessions court on Friday cancelled a bail granted to the owner of a daycare center at Kharghar, wherein a nine-month-old baby was allegedly assaulted by a domestic help on November 21.
The owner and the help of the daycare center were arrested on November 24 and booked under sections 325 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000.While the owner was released on the same day, the help was remanded in custody.
After the baby’s parents met the Madhukar Pandey, joint commissioner of police, the next day, the police slapped attempt to murder charges on the help and took her into custody for interrogation.
The police also requested the court to cancel the owner’s bail. The court then sent a notification to the owner asking her to appear before the court as soon as possible.
Dilip Kale, senior police inspector of Kharghar police station, said, “So far, the owner did not do so. So the court cancelled her bail. Had she come to the court on Friday, we would have arrested her from there itself.”
Kale further said that the owner went into hiding ever since she was granted bail. “She is not at her Kharghar flat. We also sent a team to Kolhapur assuming she was at her father’s place there. But we did not find her there too. Now we don’t have any idea about her whereabouts,” he said.
The help, on the other hand, was sent to Kalyan jail after her police custody expired last week.