Published On: Sat, Jan 4th, 2014
Published in Category: Lahore

10-year-old maid allegedly tortured to death in Lahore

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LAHORE: A 10-year-old girl, who works as maid, was allegedly tortured to death in Lahore. Parents of ten-year-old Erum, a household servant, said their daughter was lethally subjected to torture by Altaf, owner of the house and his family members.

Police said Altaf brought the injured small girl to the Services Hospital in critical state; however, she succumbed to her injuries a little later.

According to hospital sources, the girl’s body bore marks of torture; however, it cannot be said for sure that she died of torture. Also, police said medical report and post mortem report will reveal the circumstances surrounding her death.

Meantime, police took in custody house owner Altaf Mehmood and his son for interrogations. However, police said they did not receive any application from the bereaved parents to initiate some legal action, adding they will begin proceedings as and when such an application is received.
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