A shocking and horrific incident occurred in a village in Nankana Sahib, Punjab when a female domestic aide was burnt alive by her employer, a feudal landlord.
Fozia Bibi, a mother of five and a resident of Chak 19, had borrowed some money from her employer and was unable to pay him back, Express News reported.
The landlord, to punish the woman, doused her in petrol and set her on fire.
Fozia was taken to the Allied Hospital in Faisalabad where she breathed her last on Wednesday.
Police have yet to file a case against the landlord, who is reported to be a very influential person in his area.
Earlier this year, a case had surfaced of a judge and his wife accused of keeping 10-year-old housemaid in wrongful confinement, burning her hand over a missing broom, beating her with a ladle, detaining her in a storeroom and threatening her with even worse.
The story of the torture was picked up by the media after it went viral on social media. Subsequently, the police registered a case and the Islamabad High Court’s top judge also took notice and directed the registrar to initiate an inquiry.
But the supposed father of the girl pardoned her tormentor and went missing with the child. The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the incident; overruled the ‘pardon’ granted to the judge and his wife and directed the police to present the girl.