Hyderabad: A minor girl whose feet and hands were tied and who had suffered a bruise under her left eye was rescued from her house in Begum Bazaar on Saturday morning by officials of a child rights NGO and Childline. She has been shifted to the government-run rescue home at Nimboliadda. No case has been booked so far.
The neighbours alleged that the girl was regularly beaten by her grandmother and father Shyam Sunder. They often tied her up. Her mother reportedly died six months ago.
Following this, the girl was sent to her relatives’ house for two months in Banjara Hills but she subsequently returned to her parents’ home in Begum Bazaar.
Perturbed by the family’s behaviour, the neighbours called the child rights NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham. On Saturday, when the NGO and Chilldline officials reached her house, the girl was found with her hands and feet tied and that she had a bruise under the left eye.
“The girl was crying and looked frightened. She was tied so tightly that it left marks on her hands and legs,” an official said.
He said the grandmother struggled to remove the string when they reached there. “When we asked her why she had tied the girl, the grandmother said that she was naughty and this was the only way to keep her at home.”
The team shifted the minor to the state rescue home....