........A 24-year-old Bhayandar housewife was arrested on Friday for brutally assaulting her 14-year-old domestic help, Mangala. Police said Mangala's body was covered with burns, some of them at least four months old, and her skull was torn open when neighbours found her in a semi-conscious state on the building staircase on Thursday night.
"Didi would hit me with an iron rod because I took too much time to finish work. At times, I was hit with a heated knife or a hot ladle on my back and thighs. It hurt so much I could not sleep properly,"Mangala said in chaste Hindi from her bed in the ICCU of Kasturi Hospital. [ read more ]
Saturday, February 25, 2006
In the Newspaper today..