Three arrested for torturing house maid in West Bengal

Three persons, including two women, were arrested at Howrah on Tuesday for allegedly torturing a girl working as a maid at their house, police said.

Howrah: Three persons, including two women, were arrested at Howrah on Tuesday for allegedly torturing a girl working as a maid at their house, police said.

The girl, hailing from Assam, was allegedly tortured by the three following an incident of theft at the house on Saturday last, police said.

The police said the house owner allegedly tried to molest her also after which the girl tried to commit suicide by consuming poison.

She was admitted to Howrah district hospital in a serious condition the following day.

After she recovered a little, she told the police about the incident and an FIR was lodged.

The three were then arrested and are being interrogated, the police added.