Child  Torture Case: Magistrate tells police to file charges 

A district court had dismissed a case after the girl’s parents had forgiven the judge

APP February 26, 2017
“After my name was called out in the assembly by the school’s vice principal, I wished that the earth would open up and swallow me,” she recalled. “All around I saw children snickering and making fun of us.” PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Judicial Magistrate Islamabad Haider Shah on Saturday directed police to submit complete challan into torture of a girl recovered from the home of a judge, within two weeks.

While hearing the case, the court accepted the plea of suspects Judge Raja Khurram and his wife Maheen Zafar to exempt them for appearing before the court for a day.

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They were directed appear on March 25. Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar were booked by the Industrial Area police on December 29, on allegations of keeping 10-year-old girl in wrongful confinement, burning her hand over a missing broom, beating her with a ladle, detaining her in storeroom and threatening her of even worse.

A district court had dismissed a case after the girl’s parents had forgiven the judge. However, the Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the case and exercised parental jurisdiction.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2017.

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