Look-out notice for doc couple for locking up maid

A look-out notice was issued on Monday against a doctor couple, who allegedly left their minor maid locked up and starving in their house.

Updated: Apr 02, 2012, 22:07 PM IST

New Delhi: A look-out notice was issued on Monday
against a doctor couple, who allegedly left their minor maid
locked up and starving in their house while they vacationed in
Thailand.

Sanjay Verma and his wife Sumita were to return to India
on Saturday but they had not reached Delhi even today, a
senior police official said.

Police had yesterday initiated the process of issuing the
look-out notice against the couple.

"The lookout notice has been issued against the couple,"
the official said.

The couple had left for Thailand on a vacation leaving
their 13-year-old maid allegedly locked up and with very
little food in their Dwarka flat.

She was rescued on Friday last after neighbours heard her
screaming from the balcony.

Anticipating their arrival on Saturday, a police team was
stationed at Indira Gandhi International Airport here but the
couple did not return.

Police have lodged an FIR against them under the Juvenile
Justice Act, Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, Child
Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act and the IPC.

The victim has also complained to Child Welfare Committee
that she was beaten up by the couple for mistakes. The couple
had also allegedly installed CCTVs inside the house to keep a
watch on her.

PTI