Saturday, November 9, 2013

Domestic help torture: Cops trace BSP MP Dhananjay Singh\'s deceased maid\'s son

The 21-year-old son of Rakhi Bhadra, the maid who was allegedly tortured to death by BSP MP Dhananjay Singh\'s wife Jagriti, was today traced by a team of city police after he had gone missing since Thursday.

But the police team which is in West Bengal to track down the kin of the domestic helps, who served at the accused\'s household, is still groping in the dark.

Shehzan, Rakhi\'s son, was traced to his home in West Bengal by a city police team. He reportedly told the cops that he had gone back home as he got scared of the turn that the case involving his mother\'s death had taken.

He went missing on Thursday night from outside the Chanakyapuri police station where he had gone to meet some police officials. Investigators tried calling him on the two mobile phone numbers provided by him, but both were found switched off.

Meanwhile, the police team which is in West Bengal\'s North 24 Parganas district to trace the families of the deceased maid and another domestic help, Meena, is yet to meet with any success on its mission.

Sources said that when the team today reached Rakhi\'s house, it was found locked from the outside with neighbours having no idea of the family\'s whereabouts. The team is camping at the location and has sought the help of local police to trace the inmates of the house.

A team of three doctors yesterday conducted postmortem on 35-year-old maid Rakhi whose final report has not come yet.

Initial report of a post-mortem on the deceased maid suggests she succumbed to the injuries on her body, likely caused by beatings. Her body also bore burn marks and injuries on the chest, stomach, arms and legs.

Singh and Jagriti were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of Rakhi and the alleged \"merciless\" torture of a minor domestic help in their employ.

Rakhi\'s body, with several injury marks on her legs, chest and arms, was recovered from Singh\'s South Avenue residence on Monday evening.

The minor domestic help had told police that Jagriti used to regularly beat them up.

The domestic helps were allegedly tortured and thrashed by Jagriti with sticks, iron rods, clothes iron and even metallic deer horns.
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