Noida: Hundreds of angry locals and villagers hurled stones at the city’s housing society this morning, alleging that a domestic help was held captive overnight and beaten up by the residents.
Residents of the society witnessed a riot-like situation as the mob gheraoed the premises and pelted stones at the apartment. They tried to breach the security and some even managed to enter the premises with rods.
According to one of the residents, the maid was caught stealing from one of the flats and was handed over to police and this enraged the villagers.
The supporters of the maid alleged that one of the residents of the society held the domestic help captive and assaulted her physically. They alleged that she had gone missing since Tuesday evening and was later found in an unconscious state in one of the flats of the society.
The woman’s employers were escorted out of the housing complex by security guards and moved to an undisclosed location, a news website reported.
The protesters also blocked a the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) road at Barola, bringing traffic towards Noida Phase 2 Industrial Area to a halt.