Three sent to jail for murdering domestic help

Mahrukh hit Uzma over the head with a kitchen utensil after which her condition started to deteriorate rapidly


Our Correspondent January 30, 2019
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LAHORE:  

Three women, accused of murdering and dumping the body of their 18-year-old housemaid Uzma, have been sent to jail on judicial remand. They will be presented before the court on February 7.

Police arrested bank officer Mahrukh, her daughter Aima and her sister-in-law Rehana the day after the incident took place. Reportedly, the three women had brutally tortured and murdered the minor for helping herself to some meat from a curry.

Police said that Mahrukh hit Uzma over the head with a kitchen utensil after which her condition started to deteriorate rapidly. Instead of taking her to a hospital, Aima and Rehana strangled her to death and then dumped the body in  a sewerage drain.

Makrukh was taken into police custody where she confessed to committing the crime during interrogation. On the information provided by the accused, police also arrested Mahrukh’s daughter and sister-in-law. Police said that Uzma was a resident of Hanjarwal and was paid Rs4,000 every month.

On January 21, police arrested Mahrukh for her involvement in the murder. A couple of days prior to this, Uzma’s body was fished out from a drain in Iqbal Town.

At the time, Uzma’s family alleged that the victim was murdered by Mahrukh at whose home she had been working for two months. Two days before the minor’s body was discovered, Mahrukh called Uzma’s family and told them that the girl had fled the house after committing a robbery.

 

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