Karachi po­lice ar­rest five over al­leged tor­ture of do­mes­tic helper

The Miracle - - Pakistan - Source: dawn.com

Po­lice on Wed­nes­day ar­rested the em­ploy­ers of a teenage do­mes­tic helper in Karachi’s De­fence Hous­ing Author­ity area (DHA) after they were ac­cused of crim­i­nally as­sault­ing the girl, of­fi­cials said. The 16-year-old, a res­i­dent of 4ayyum­abad, was al­legedly beaten and tor­tured by her em­ploy­ers with a hot iron on Tues­day when they sus­pected her of steal­ing from their home and be­ing a bad in­flu­ence on their four-year-old daugh­ter, po­lice said. Darakhshan Sta­tion House Of­fi­cer Au­rangzeb Khat- tak claimed the girl “suf­fered iron-in­flicted tor­ture by her em­ploy­ers”. Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, the girl was ad­mit­ted to Civil Hospi­tal Burns Unit for treat­ment. She could not be med­i­cally ex­am­ined on Wed­nes­day as there was no fe­male medico-le­gal of­fi­cer avail­able, Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Po­lice South Javed Ak­bar Riaz said, adding her ex­am­i­na­tion would take place on Thurs­day. Ad­di­tional Po­lice Sur­geon Dr 4arar Ahmed Ab­basi was able to con­firm, how­ever, that the teenager had sus­tained burn wounds on her face and her hair had been chopped off. Po­lice have ar­rested a cou­ple ─ her em­ploy­ers ─ and three oth­ers after her fa­ther reg­is­tered a first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR) un­der sec­tions 324 (at­tempt to com­mit will­ful mur­der) and 337 (sha­j­jah) of the Pak­istan Pe­nal Code.In­spec­tor Gen­eral Sindh A.D. Khawaja took no­tice of the in­ci­dent and di­rected SSP Riaz to present a de­tailed re­port on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the case.

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