GUJRANWALA: The body of a minor domestic help was recovered from the residence of a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
The tortured body of 16-year-old Kainat Salamat was found in the servant’s quarter of Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly member Chaudhry Muhammad Ismail Gujjar’s house in Wapda Town early Monday morning.
Subsequently, the deceased’s father Salamat Masih filed a first information report (FIR) naming Gujjar’s daughter-in-law and three sons as accused in the case.
The FIR further notes that rope marks were visible on the deceased’s neck. Her body was later sent to the DHQ hospital for post-mortem.
The incidents of employers beating and torturing their domestic help, especially young girls, are frequently reported in the country.
Previously, there was the infamous case of Tayyaba where a sessions judge and his wife were alleged to have tortured their minor maid. On April 17, the Islamabad High Court had announced a year-long sentence for suspended Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar for torturing their child maid.
The two were also fined Rs50,000 each for the crime of employing an underage (below 12 years of age) child. However, the verdict was suspended by the high court a week after it was announced. The suspended judge and his wife are currently out on bail.