Woman mercilessly attacks juvenile maid over 'excess tea' in viral video

Published: September 7, 2018
The video shows the woman slapping the young girl, grabbing her by the ear. SCREENGRAB

The video shows the woman slapping the young girl, grabbing her by the ear. SCREENGRAB

Footage featuring a woman mercilessly attacking a juvenile maid over “excess tea” has stoked social media uproar.

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The woman is seen striking the child for”making tea for a family” in the viral video. The maid is then subjected to a volley of (verbal) abuse and has her hair yanked.

“Had warned her time and again. Incorrigible girl has no shame,” the mistress of the house says before tugging at her ear and striking her cheek again.

The woman then threatens to throw the child out. “Get lost. Today is your final day (here).

A man is heard interjecting after. “Hired a 14-year-old in the first place. And now you are attacking her mercilessly.”

The woman then orders the child to place the stockpot in the kitchen and retire to a room.

The video stoked widespread social media uproar. Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari solicited public assistance on micro-blogging site Twitter to identify the woman.

Many rapped the woman and questioned how another could watch the incident transpire and not intervene. Others demanded Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar take notice.

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Abuse of domestic helpers is pervasive nationwide with scores of incidents reported regularly.

In 2017, an additional district and sessions judge and his spouse were convicted of burning a juvenile maid’s hand over a missing broom, beating her with a ladle, detaining her in a storeroom and threatening her with even worse. Their one-year prison sentence was later enhanced to three years by Islamabad High Court.

The Express Tribune could not independently verify the video.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • khalid
    Sep 7, 2018 - 4:50PM

    if anyone can trace this little girl then i would gladly offer her a job at my place with many benefits so that she could forget her ugly past.Recommend

  • NAV
    Sep 7, 2018 - 6:20PM

    Please take action against this lady. She should face criminal charges. Recommend

  • General Rani
    Sep 7, 2018 - 6:37PM

    But why did she put excess tea in the first place? doesnt she know how to make tea?..the kid should be reprimanded.Recommend

  • omar cheema
    Sep 7, 2018 - 8:34PM

    The woman is speaking with an indian accent .
    can we confirm if she is Pakistani?Recommend

  • --
    Sep 7, 2018 - 9:22PM

    @General Rani: You are one of the sickRecommend

  • SQ
    Sep 7, 2018 - 9:57PM

    @General Rani: Clearly your comments are an indication that you are from a privileged background. “Putting excess tea” in any civilized, law abiding society does not warrant a reprimand, much less a physical beating of any degree. At best perhaps re-instructing the employee, not a beating! But in writing my comments I realized Pakistan has a long way to go before it finds itself out of the “landlord/slavery” mentality, such as what you’re indicating in your comments, a country where there is dignity of labor and not a class difference. Shame on you, shame on the woman employer and especially shame on the leadership of Pakistan (with it’s new PM) for permitting the existence of such a society where poor working people are attacked physically for minor reasons or any reason, for constant and continued attack on minorities and for a country where there is no preponderance of law and order. This is tantamount to being an uncivilized society!Recommend

  • Rabia
    Sep 8, 2018 - 12:07AM

    it looks like India from language and accentRecommend

  • SHAH S
    Sep 8, 2018 - 12:26AM

    @General Rani:
    No wonder you are one of those who hide behind a false name and identity; So brave ??? and so mentally defective; Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Sep 8, 2018 - 2:08AM

    @khalid: Please do, I cannot believe how evil Pakistanis are. Unbelievable.Recommend

  • Syed Imam
    Sep 8, 2018 - 2:24AM

    This young girl should be in school and not a domestic slave. Laws should be in place against hiring school age children as domestic workers. Also, in addition to wages, employer must contribute towards domestic workers retirement fund. Recommend

  • Akhtar London
    Sep 8, 2018 - 2:54AM

    Please God help the Government locate this evil woman quickly and slam her in jail for several years. The poor Girl should be adopted by the nation and crowdfunding from us all should secure her future forever and begin to support other victims of child abuse.Recommend

  • Wiserneighbour
    Sep 8, 2018 - 8:21AM

    @General Rani:
    Would you beat your own daughter like this if she puts excess tea? I think you belong to that savage cult. Shame on you. Recommend

  • Sunil Anand
    Sep 8, 2018 - 10:23AM

    Look at it another way — someone in the house shot the video and put it on social media. Kudos to him/her. As he/she reads the messages maybe he/she will contact the authorities and get justice for the hapless girl.
    My guess it is another family member – as another servant would not shoot the video. Whether I am right or not does not matter – I sincerely hope the young girl gets justice and a better home ! ( I do read Khalid sahib has offered to take her in and treat her far better) – thank you Khalid sahib. You are a good human being. Recommend

  • Bilal
    Sep 8, 2018 - 11:04AM

    She’s a kid for God’s sake. All kids should be in school. ALL.Recommend

  • Imran Khan
    Nov 2, 2018 - 8:52AM

    The fan is making excessive noise seems like its running on UPS, the room has a refrigerator and a split AC. They most likely live in inner city area and husband has recorded the video. Government should offer a reward and this abuser would easily be located.Recommend

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