A day after Faisalabad incident, underage domestic worker abused by her employers

Police arrested perpetrators; 13-year-old victim’s medical examination is underway

Muhammad Shehzad August 19, 2022

Just a day after the harrowing Faisalabad incident where a medical student was abducted and tortured for rejecting a marriage proposal, a case surfaced of yet another victim of domestic abuse. A video of a distraught and injured young girl running away, circulated on social media.

In the video, bystanders had stopped the girl to inquire about her injuries and who had inflicted them on her. The young girl who had deep bruises and scars on her neck was sobbing and wary of the bystanders who, alarmed by the extent of her injuries, asked who had inflicted them while trying to assure her that she is safe with them.

Choking back tears, the girl responded that "the madam did it".

When asked where said madam was, fear overcame her as she nervously responded that the 'madam is inside the house' before tossing the broom she was clutching onto the street and running away as worried pedestrians tried to stop her.

The perpetrators, Saba Bibi and Farhan, were swiftly apprehended by the police and a medical examination is underway for a detailed understanding of the abuse the victim faced.

Punjab Chief Minister's Assistant for Child Rights and Chairperson Child Protection Bureau Sarah Ahmed took notice of violence against the 13-year-old domestic worker.

The chairperson noted that the victim had injury marks on the neck, hands and body. The Child Protection Bureau's rescue team have taken the young girl to safety.

Further investigation into the horrific incident is underway.


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