The nation on Sunday was eye struck to see a viral video of a 7-year-old girl with speech disabilities, who was hand-cuffed and chained against a wall.
Initial probe revealed that girl’s mother, who is a domestic worker, used a rope to shackle the child in a bid to protect her, as the girl has speech impairment and learning disabilities, and would wander away frequently.
The 11 second video, initially received by a Delhi-based activist, showed the girl’s right hand tied with a rope to the niche to restrict her movements.
When shard with the police, the official in no time got into action and rescued the child.
During the investigation, Police found that the video was shot near HAL road. They said the child, suffering from speech impairment and learning disabilities, would often run away from home, prompting her mother to tie her up.
Police say that the woman is a domestic worker and she works multiple jobs. Several neighbours allegedly told the police that they had seen the mother tie up the girl a few times in the past.
No case filled against the mother and the daughter was handed over to the child welfare committee (CWC).
Sources said the girl’s father is a daily-wage labourer and both husband and wife have to work every day to make both ends meet.