A differently-abled girl who was allegedly held ‘captive’, and subjected to physical and mental abuse for many years, has been rescued by the police from the house of a BJP leader here, the police said.
The girl, identified as Sunita, was working as a domestic help at the residence of Seema Patra, whose bio on a social media page reads member of national working committee of the BJP Mahila Morcha, and the Jharkhand convenor of “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” campaign.
According to the police, Sunita was working at Patra’s house for the last eight years.
It has been learnt that Seema’s husband, Maheshwari Patra, is a retired IAS officer. Their residence is located in the upscale Ashok Nagar locality of Ranchi.
Police said that the girl somehow managed to send a text message to one Vivek Baksi about her torment. He then informed the police and eventually a team was set up to rescue the girl from Patra’s residence.