A day after a 67-yr-old woman was murdered in Malad, the sixth such killing in a month, it has emerged that only 1,305 people across the city have registered their domestic help with the police over the past three years.
Of the 90 police stations in Mumbai, only 34 have domestic help registered with them. In Ghatkopar, Pantnagar, Bhandup, Kandivli, Andheri, Borivli, and BKC, not a single person has approached the police.
Even acts of crime in the neighbourhood have not spurred citizens of regions like Nagpada and Vile Parle to get their help registered. “Domestic help are treated as assets these days. Finding a help is very difficult and when people manage to hire one, they are scared of getting them registered thinking that they would run away if taken to the police station,” said a senior police official.