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North-east community protests to demand fair investigation in Ranjitha suicide case

Mar 13, 2017

Assam girl commits suicide in Gurgaon after alleged torture by employers:

A large number of domestic help, mostly from northeastern states, protested at the Sushant Lok police station demanding the arrest of a couple — residents of Carlton Estate in DLF Phase 5 — on charges of abetting the suicide of an 18-year-old woman employed at their home.

Ranjitha Brahma, who belonged to the Boro community in Assam, was employed as a domestic help at the apartment of Rohit Mehta, a top executive with a multinational banking company, on March 9. She reportedly jumped from the 11th floor of Tower 4 of the complex around 11 pm on March 10, police said. Brahma was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was declared brought dead.

On a complaint by Ashok Narzinari, a person known to the deceased, police booked Rohit Mehta and his wife Sonal Mehta under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC

The post-mortem examination report said Brahma died due to multiple injuries, mostly in the head. A member of the medical team said samples have been sent for forensic tests to find whether she was intoxicated or sexually assaulted.

More than hundred domestic help and workers from Northeasters states gathered at the police station on Sunday afternoon and held a protest till evening. They demanded “justice for Ranjitha”.

Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 15:41
Sagar Hindustani

Sagar Hindustani is the founder of Gurgaon News. A trained biotechnologist and an MBA, he left a settled business life to become social entreprenur.

Sagar observed that news organizations have converted into a sugar-coated factories of profit and no longer serve the purpose of being mirror as well as a guiding force to society. He founded Gurgaon News with focus on covering news that shows truth, with the goal to take the country forward.

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