Noida: Helps who mobbed Mahagun Moderne society banned
Over 300 people had gathered at the gates of the Mahagun Moderne around 6am, alleging that Sethi had assaulted Zora Bibi who was employed as her domestic helpUpdated: Jul 19, 2017 07:32 IST
Residents of Mahagun Moderne society on Sunday decided that around 60 domestic helps who were caught on camera supporting the mob that had stormed the society on July 12 will be banned from the housing complex. Helps who did not take part in the protest and share a good rapport with their employers will be allowed to resume work on Monday.
Residents faced a riot-like situation last week when a mob stormed into the society premises and vandalised a resident, Harshu Sethi’s, house. Over 300 people had gathered at the gates of the Mahagun Moderne around 6am, alleging that Sethi had assaulted Zora Bibi who was employed as her domestic help. The crowd had managed to overpower the security guards and forcefully enter the premises. Sethi’s house was ransacked by the mob.
Following the incident, the society had banned all helps from entering the premises in a sign of protest against the hooliganism created by Bibi’s supporters. The residents, including pregnant women and senior citizens, had come together to manage their daily chores without domestic helps till they could come up with a solution to the issue.
The society management on Sunday decided that they will review the CCTV footage of July 12 to identify those who were a part of the mob. “Helps who assisted the mob in creating a ruckus won’t be allowed to work in the society. It’s a unanimous decision of all the residents. Such people can’t be trusted to enter our homes. It is unsafe,” a resident of Mahagun Moderne society said.
The society will also do fresh verification of domestic helps who will be allowed to work in the complex. Helps will be made to fill a form mentioning all the required details. Employers will also be giving their consent and the details of their respective domestic helps to the society management.
Member of Parliament Mahesh Sharma also met the residents of Mahugan Moderne society on Sunday and assured them that a police post will be set up in the vicinity to increase police presence in Sector 78.
“Mahesh Sharma visited us and assured that a dedicated police vehicle will be present outside the society and that a new police chowki will be set up to check such incidents,” said Amit Sachdeva, a resident.
“It’s a big relief that helps will start working from Monday. The last five days have been very stressful as we are used to domestic helps. However, it was necessary for us to come together against the hooliganism of helps and their relatives,” said Neelam Goyal, a resident.
First Published: Jul 16, 2017 22:50 IST