The maid they provided ran away within hours of arriving at the victim's house
A woman IAS officer was duped by a placement agency after the domestic help they had sent to work at her residence disappeared the same day she was employed.
The officer, Vadana Kini who resides in Hudco Place and is a Director in National Security Council, had asked an agency Siddharth Group Maid Bureau to provide her a maid after seeing their advertisement in the newspaper. The agency asked Vadana to pay Rs 14,400 in advance after which they promised her to send a maid. After getting the advance, the agency sent a maid to her house on February 6 but she disappeared from the house the same day.
As the maid didn't turn up, the officer lodged a complaint with the police. "We received a complaint regarding this incident and lodged an FIR. During investigation, we found that the said agency was involved in similar frauds. We conducted a raid and arrested three persons on February 20," said a police officer.
Sources said that the agency people had done the things in quite a professional manner and had even carried out formalities like signing an agreement etc, to convince the client of their authenticity. They then charged the client Rs 13,000 as consultancy fee and Rs 1,400 as the maid's monthly salary. The maid whom they provided is a 21-year-old girl from Jharkhand.
"The maid spent hardly 3-4 hours in the house of the victim and then made an excuse that she needed to change her clothes in the servants' quarter as she had kept her baggage there. But instead of going to servants' quarter, she ran away," the officer added.