In a video that went viral on social media yesterday, a five-year-old girl was tied and left on the roof of her house in the scorching heat of Delhi Summer, allegedly by her mother.
While the matter was reported from Northeast Delhi on Wednesday morning, the incident took place last week.
About the Video:
The video was shot by one of the neighbours where a small girl was seen lying on the rooftop of a home with her hands and legs tied with a rope. The child was constantly crying as she was unable to bear the heat in the sun.
Soon, there was a huge uproar on social media, where netizens started tagging Delhi Police and NCPCR.
Delhi Police Statement
According to police, they have traced the family and initiated an enquiry against the parents.
An initial probe has revealed that the girl was tied and put on the terrace as part of a punishment for not doing her school homework, an officer said, adding that she studies at a nearby school.
After a video of a girl child tied up on the roof of a house surfaced on social media, all possible efforts were made by Delhi Police to ascertain her identity and circumstances. The family of the child has been identified and appropriate action initiated.#DelhiPoliceCares
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) June 8, 2022
Speaking with Hindustan Times, Sanjay Sain, DCP (Northeast), said,
We took cognizance of the video going viral and started looking for the family. Teams were sent to Khajuri Khas and Karawal Nagar. After some time, one of the teams found the address. We went there and found the parents. An enquiry has been initiated in the matter. Legal action will be taken.
Another officer said,
The girl’s father works as a tailor and was out when the incident took place. The girl’s mother is a homemaker. She will be questioned about the incident. No arrest has been made. A case is being registered.
An investigator also informed media that the incident took place on June 2, and the mother of the girl confessed to the police that she punished her daughter for not doing her homework, reported Hindustan Times. The officer said,
A case under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act has been registered at Khajuri Khas police station and further investigation is going on.
I received a call from my father that my wife had given this severe punishment to our daughter and that I should come home. When I reached home, my father told me that he came home and saw the girl tied on the terrace, and freed her.
According to the man, his wife was teaching their daughter but she was not finishing her homework. He also said that his wife left the minor girl on the hot terrace for about 10 minutes. The father added,
My wife got angry and punished her. When my father told me, I scolded my wife a lot that day but the next day, a relative from our village sent me the video. I scolded my wife.
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