A 12-year-old girl working as domestic help at the residence of a woman Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Ludhiana has alleged she was exploited by her master, who also used to beat her up.

The girl, who managed to escape, told police here on Saturday that she used to get assaulted at the house of the BJP leader, the police said. An ASI who registered her statement here has been suspended for failing to handle the matter effectively. — PTI