• The incident took place in the northeastern Indian state of Assam
  • The employer was taken into custody after the victim's family filed a complaint
  • The victim was reportedly subjected to abuse multiple times in the last few months

A woman in India was arrested Monday for allegedly pushing her 13-year-old domestic help off the third floor of an apartment.

The incident took place at around 11.30 a.m. in Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam. The unidentified victim, who hailed from Assam’s Udalguri district, was left with a severe joint fracture in her left arm after the assault, India Today reported.

Dimpal Gavari, the officer-in-charge of Basistha police station, told India Today the girl suffered several other injuries apart from the fractured joint, and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

"The 13-year-old girl with multiple injuries was rushed to a nearby hospital, following which she was shifted to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital for treatment," Gavari told the outlet.

The victim's family filed a police complaint against the woman at the Basistha police station, following which the accused was arrested on an attempted murder charge. Additionally, the woman was charged under the relevant sections of the Indian Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, The Times of India reported.

The victim had allegedly suffered physical abuse at the hands of her employer, identified as Banashree Sarkar, multiple times in the last few months, The Times of India reported. However, details about the abuse were not revealed.

In December 2021, a woman in India was arrested for allegedly assaulting her minor domestic help and forcing her to take her clothes off because the latter failed to finish her work on time. The 25-year-old unidentified employer, who was a resident of Mumbai, was accused of torturing her unidentified domestic help on several occasions claiming that she was inefficient. The incident came to light after the victim was hospitalized with injuries to her head. The victim told the cops her employer would beat her up with sandals, and also took her photos and videos after forcing her to disrobe herself. The employer was charged with assault, use of criminal force on a woman with intent to disrobe, and intentional insult of a minor. The minor girl had been working for the woman for four months, the police said.

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Foreign domestic helpers gather beneath the HSBC building in the Central district of Hong Kong on October 2, 2011. Every Sunday, the public spaces and walkways of Hong Kong are jammed with Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers using their one day off to gather with their friends and fellow countrywomen. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images