In a worrying report from Andhra Pradesh, a minor girl has accused her mother of forcing her to take ‘pills’ so that she can get work in regional films.
The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has rescued the girl after a complaint was lodged with their helpline on Thursday.
According to the statement given by the girl in her complaint, her father, K Rajesh Kumar, had divorced her mother some years ago. Later, the mother remarried, however, the second husband died few years later.
The minor who is 16-years of age alleged that she had been forcibly fed growth hormone pills by her mother so that she could act in films. She also alleged that she had been on the hormone pills for last four years.
Finally, she lodged a complaint with Childline last week, as she could no longer bear the pain caused by the side effects of the pills.
Allegations by Teen
In her complaint, the the Class XI student said,
My mother has been giving me an overdose of some tablets to boost body growth. Whenever I consume the tablets, I become unconscious and the next day, my body swells. It is painful and is disturbing my education.
My mother also tortured me to become intimate with some persons, claiming to be filmmakers, who visited her house.
The girl added,
She wants to make me ready for ‘commitments’ with movie directors and producers after completion of my intermediate. Whenever I refused to take the tablets, she would beat me. She would also threaten to give me electric shocks.
Speaking with TOI, Kesali Appa Rao, chairman of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said that they visited the girl’s house with police officers on Friday and took the girl away.
Appa Rao told TOI,
The girl first dialled 112, but did not get any help. Later, she dialled the Childline number, 1098, with the help of another person on Thursday.
The commission has now referred the minor’s complaint to police for registration of a case against the woman. The exact nature of the medicines given to the girl would be known after a laboratory test.
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