Delhi court grants bail to airline employee mobbed for alleged torture of 10-year-old domestic help

Kaushik Talapatra and his wife were thrashed by a mob in Delhi’s Dwarka area after it was revealed that they allegedly tortured the girl; they were later arrested by the police.

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to Kaushik Talapatra, a ground staff engineer working with an airline, who was arrested in connection with the alleged assault of a 10-year-old girl employed as domestic help by him and his wife.

Additional Sessions Judge Shama Gupta of Dwarka Courts granted bail to Talapatra after noting that the victim’s statement has been recorded and there are no chances of the accused fleeing from justice.

The judge, therefore, directed that Talapatra be released on furnishing bail bond of ₹1 lakh.

The Court also directed Talapatra not to contact the victim or her family.

Talapatra and his wife Poornima Bagchi (a pilot) were arrested on July 19, 2023 on allegations of mistreatment and causing hurt and injury to a 10-year-old girl who they had employed as an attendant to take care of their 4-year-old infant.

Before the arrest, the couple was manhandled and beaten up by a mob outside their house as well. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media.

It was Talapatra’s case that he is not involved in any other criminal case and that the offence regarding trafficking of person was not made out in the case as the child was handed over by the parents to the application and his wife.

The Court was further told that four-year infant of the applicant suffered from certain serious medical conditions for which the personal parental care was essential, and it was imperative that he should be enlarged on bail to take care of his son.

It was also submitted that the co-accused Poornima Bagchi has already been granted bail in the matter.


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