2 abandoned, starving sisters rescued from locked up house

2 abandoned, starving sisters rescued from locked up house

2 abandoned, starving sisters rescued from locked up house
 Two girls locked up at a house in Outer Delhi’s Samaypur Badli were found by police and neighbours lying on a mattress infested with maggots.

The girls , locked up by their father, are still recovering at the hospital. Police are unable to trace their parents Jyoti (32) and Bunty (35).

Two months ago, Jyoti left home taking the couple’s only son, leaving the girls (names changed) Hema (8) and Rekha (3) at the mercy of their father. Neighbours said Bunty has been depressed since Jyoti abandoned them and had left the girls unattended in one of the two-room house.

“Bunty is still not arrested. He came around 8.30 am on Friday to his house,” said Nand Kishore, their landlord and neighbour.

Others said the couple had ill-treated the children since they did not want daughters. The girls were not sent to school too.

Hema’s infection on the scalp was untreated, Kishore told DH, noting that the girls had been starving for several days. When he rescued them, they told him that their father did not come to check on them.

Bunty does odd jobs and his wife used to work at a clothes store in Samay Pur Badli.
On Asugust 18, Kishore got a whiff of a foul smell emanating from the locked doors of the house while working at his shop next door.

“I knocked, but no one opened the door. So, I called the police who break opened the door. Bunty was not there,” Kishore said.

Police found the girls wrapped in a bed sheet with black maggots swirling around them. The maggots were coming from Hema’s head wound.

Kishore rushed the girls to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in west Delhi’s Rohini sector, where they are recovering.

Dr Sushant Gupta, who is treating them, said Hema’s head was covered with maggots because a wound was left unattended for a long time. This could happen in the rainy season, he added. Police and doctors requested journalists to conceal the girls’ names.


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