More trouble in store for Manorama Devi: Police find minor employed at residence

Gaya (Bihar): Suspended JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi is in fresh trouble after a minor domestic hand was found at her home on Wednesday, making her liable for prosecution under the Child Labour Act.

During a search of Manorama Devi's home in the posh Anugrah Puri colony which was subsequently sealed today, a child domestic hand was found to have been employed by the absconding MLC.

The district administration took the child under its care and Labour Department officials interrogated him.

The child has identified himself as Dev Nandan Kumar and gave his age as 14 years, District Labour Superintendent Rakesh Ranjan told PTI.

Manorama Devi. News18

Manorama Devi. News18

The boy said he was a resident of Chatra in neighbouring Jharkhand and was employed at the MLC's home only eight days ago, Ranjan said.

After recording his statement the Labour Department officials would take the boy to the Child Welfare Commission, he said.

"We would then give a prosecution notice in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) for action against MLC Manorama Devi and her husband Bindi Yadav under Section 86 of the Child Labour Act," Ranjan said.

Gaya District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said he had given the go-ahead order to the district Labour Department in the matter.

The presence of a child domestic hand would spell fresh trouble for the MLC who is on the run after an arrest order was issued against her following seizure of liquor bottles from her residence.

Devi is also facing the charge of harbouring her son Rocky Yadav who is accused of killing a class XIIth student Aditya Sachdeva in a case of road rage on Saturday night.

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Updated Date: May 11, 2016 19:37:03 IST

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