Child abuse: Couple arrested for death of 6-year-old maid

Published: April 26, 2011
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LAHORE: 

A man and his wife were arrested by Harbanspura police on Monday on charges of killing a six-year-old working at their house as a maid.

Laiba died on Saturday allegedly after she was beaten up with a bat by her employer, Asif, on Friday. SI Malik Asif said that during interrogation Asif said that he had hit her because she had spent a long time in the toilet. The couple later took the child to Services Hospital from where she was discharged following first aid

The SI said that couple had fled from their house and dumped the body in the fields near Muridke-Narowal Road. The body has been recovered and sent for an autopsy. Asif and Yasmeen were caught by police with assistance of a neighbour, Ramazan alias Jani Mota. Ramazan set up a meeting with them at a cigarette and pan shop near their house. He suggested that he would help them find a way out of their situation. Laiba and her brother, Waseem, had been working at the couple’s house for three months.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2011.

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  • Agha Waqar
    Apr 26, 2011 - 1:22PM

    It is very sad, why the master don,t understand that all the kids are same and have same feeling, if some one killed their son or daughter, then ? court should hanged then till death.Recommend

  • Dua
    Apr 26, 2011 - 11:41PM

    Its devastating and shameful how child labour and abuse is getting common in our society. My heartfelt condolences for the victim’s family. Its good to see that the criminals have been arrested and it will be even better to know that they have been sentenced too for this brutality.Recommend

  • KR
    Apr 27, 2011 - 1:07AM

    Welcome to Islamic Republic of Corruption, where if you want true and honest justice you batter have lots of money and plenty of contacts with influential people otherwise for poor folks they are left with nothing. Equality and Justice for all !!!!!!!! yea right what a joke. Recommend

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