GUJRANWALA – Police on Monday recovered the tortured body of a sixteen-year-old domestic help from the house of a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), local media reported.
The victim, identified as Kainat, was found dead in the servant’s quarter at the residence of Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly member Chaudhry Muhammad Ismail Gujjar located in Wapda Town.
Police have registered a case against the Gujjar’s daughter-in-law and three sons following a complaint filed by Kainat’s father, Salamat Masih.
According to the FIR, marks of ropes were visible around the neck of the victim, while her body was later sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.
Cases of torture on minor domestic help has been surfaced in past in the country. The issue of torturing the child maids made headlines last year when a 10-year-old Tayyaba was recovered from the sessions court judge’s residence in Islamabad. The Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the case on media reports, and later transferred the case to the trial court.
On April 17 this year, the trial sentenced Raja Khurram and his wife, Maheen, to one year in prison, in the Tayyaba torture case.