Lahore: Maid ‘tortured to death’ by employer
LAHORE: A 15–year-old maid was tortured to death allegedly by her employer and his family at Garhi Shahu here on Saturday. The family suspected that the girl was involved in a theft. The Garhi Shahu police inquiries showed that Asif Butt, a resident of Hameed Shah Street, had employed two sisters — Robia and Sobia of Sheikhupura — as maids some five years ago. On Friday, the family tortured Robia whom they accused of committing theft. She succumbed to her injuries after a couple of hours.
Asif, who dealt in batteries, informed the family of the victim that the girl had died of illness. The family took the body to native town and came to know that Robia was beaten up as they noticed scars on her body. The police shifted the body to hospital for autopsy and registered a case against Asif Butt and other members of his family on the complaint of victim’s father Muhammad Yaqoob. The suspected family disappeared after locking the house.