Jharkhand girl chopped into 12 pieces for asking salary
It is really shocking to know slavery still exist in our country.
Here is a story on one such girl who lost her life to slavery.
Soni Kumari, a 16-year-old teenager was found chopped into 12 different pieces. Each one of them were stuffed into seperate packets. These packets were found at a drain in Delhi’s Mianwali Nagar on May 4.
On further probing on the case, a shocking revealation was brought to light. The innocent girl lost her life to slavery.
It shows us how a culture of silence ensures exploitation of India’s poor by denying them their most basic rights in our flashy cities.
The murderers were however arrested. The motive behind this grumesome murder was because she asked her salary which was not paid to her from 3 years. Sonu was their domestic help.
Accused Manjeet Singh Karketa (30),told the police that he had brought the girl to Delhi along with his accomplices from Jharkhand. Her family had approached the local police station and lodged a missing person’s complaint but to no avail. It appears she was abducted and brought to Delhi.
They found her a job as a domestic help at a salary of Rs 6,000 per month. In the three years that the girl slogged in Delhi, she wasn’t paid a penny. Her employers paid the salary to Manjeet and his aides. Things worsened when Soni decided to ask the men to pay her because she wanted to return home. On May 3, Manjeet took Soni to his house in Nangloi and tried to pacify her. On seeing Soni’s determination to head home with her money, Manjeet, along with Shalu (31) and Gauri (36), strangled the girl. In a bid to hide their crime, they chopped the girl’s body into pieces, stuffed it in bags and threw it in a nearby drain.
The girl’s body could be identified after the police joined the head with the torso. Soni, unfortunately, is not the only victim of India’s regulation-less, free-for-all domestic workers’ market.
Most of the domestic servants are migrants, women, many are minors, and belong to the lowest end of the economic spectrum. This makes them easy targets for exploitation.
Our Indian government is not strict about the laws. We are in a country where it takes several years to decide if a man is guilty or not. I seriously dont get the logic behind this. The victims suffer for their entire life sometimes by the time an accused is punished, victim might be dead by then.
Shame on such law.