Key suspect in child maid torture case arrested, IGP tells apex court

Court sends suspect to judicial remand

Our Correspondent January 21, 2017
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ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE: A top provincial police official on Friday said that the woman who allegedly burnt the hands of a child maid in Lahore has been arrested.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had earlier taken suo motu notice of the incident on Monday and ordered the Inspector general of police in Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera to file a report within three days.

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Following the top court’s orders the CCPO Lahore had constituted a team headed by SP Cantonment, Investigations to probe the matter.

The team arrested the accused, Mahnoor Junaid, and presented her before the judge of the concerned court who sent the accused to the judicial lock-up, IGP Sukhera stated in his written report to the apex court.

The CCPO Lahore had deputed SP Cantonment Operations to contact the girl and her parents for further necessary legal action.

Accordingly, the girl and her parents were contacted and the father of the victim submitted an application on January 19 to register an FIR.  An FIR was later registered under section of 336-B of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Defence B police station.

The report maintains that investigation of the case is in progress and is being closely supervised by DIG Investigations Lahore and the case will be finalised on absolute merit.

According to details in the report, Ghalib Hussain along with his niece submitted an application to the police on December 20, contending that victim was serving as maid at the house of the accused, who allegedly burnt her hands.

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In his application, Hussain alleged that the employer of the girl was in the ‘habit of torturing the maid’. Upon receipt of the application, prompt action was taken by the police and the victim and her uncle were taken by the police to the Services Hospital Lahore for medical examination.

On December 21, the accused was called at the police station in connection with the application.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 21st, 2017.


Uza Syed | 4 years ago | Reply More needs done, our collective conscience has failed the basic test of our humanity. Most among us are guilty of exploiting the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens. These children are not only helpless due to their age but also due to their poverty and their parents alienation from main stream of our society. We as nation must do some serious introspection and soul searching. These children are not at fault for their economic situation. It's our collective responsibility to ensure that all children are cared for and must be provided a fair chance.
Shams Khan | 4 years ago | Reply A FIR must also be launched against Parents of victim who offered her for underage employment and did not fulfill their responsibilities towards upbringing
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