JABALPUR: A working couple in Jabalpur had the shock of their lives when they saw CCTV footage of their own home, where the domestic helper was beating their 2-year-old child in their absence.
The couple had hired a helper to take care of the child, as the husband and wife are civil servants. The maid was hired about four months ago, after which the couple discovered that their child was still inactive and silent. They consulted doctors who detected swelling in the child’s intestines.
Subsequently, the couple had a CCTV camera installed in the room where the child was cared for by the maid. After discovering that the maid had a habit of beating the child, they reported the matter to the police.
Additional SP Sanjay Agarwal said: ‘The couple are residents of Star City Colony and the husband works in the Department of Energy while the wife works in the District Court. They had hired Chaman Nagar resident Rajni Chowdhary to look after their child about four months ago, since then there has been a change in the behavior of the children. When his health deteriorated, the couple then took him to the doctor. The couple later had CCTV installed in their home. The maid was seen to have a habit of thrashing the black and blue child, using slaps, punches and even dragging him by the hair. Based on the couple’s complaint, a case was registered at Madhotaal police station and the accused was arrested and brought before the court, which remanded her into custody.