Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 9:
A 17-year old girl in the Odisha capital has accused her mother of torture, singeing with hot objects and inhuman treatment.
The victim was staying in Pokhariput BDA colony, plot number,-152, and is the daughter of Sridhar Behera and Chandrawati Behera. While Shridhar stays and works in Hyderabad, his wife and younger brother stay here.
The nightmare for the young girl started after she came to stay with her mother last year. After passing her matriculation examination from Balasore where she had been brought up by her grandmother, she had come to Bhubaneswar for higher education.
But instead of getting a warm welcome, her mother made her do all household work, asked her to sleep with their pet dog, tied her up for minor mistakes, severely beat her and then rubbed chilly power on the wounds, the girl alleged.
Unable to take the brutal abuse, the girl ran away from her house and was rescued by Child welfare committee which helped her report the case at the Airfield police station.
The girl has told the police that her mother forced her to do all household work and regularly beat her up after tying her up and rubbed chilly on her wounds. If this was not cruel enough, her mother used to make her sleep with their dog, gave her dog medicine and used to burn her with hot objects if she cried.
The police feel the accusations might be true as there are several burn marks on the girl’s back and hand. The police have registered a case against the mother yesterday, and have kept a relative of the girl in the police station for further questioning.