Sargodha domestic worker shifted to Lahore’s General Hospital,
Islamabad/Lahore_A FIR into the case of the violence against a minor domestic worker in Islamabad has been registered.
The 14-year-old domestic worker, Rizwana, was found badly wounded at the house of the administrative officer of the Islamabad Judicial Academy.
A case has been registered against Civil Judge Asim Hafeez and his wife at the Hamak police station of Islamabad on the application of the victim’s father, Manga Khan
The contents of the FIR state that the applicant had sent his 14-year-old daughter Rizwana for work to the residence of Civil Judge Asim Hafeez, who is also the administrative officer of the Islamabad Judicial Academy, through a relative, Chaudhry Mukhtar. It says that the girl’s salary was fixed at Rs10,000 per month, while the wife of the judge would sometimes make her talk to her parents over the phone.
Her father claims that two days ago, when they went to meet the girl, they found her locked in a room. He added that there were injury marks on her body, face and arm. According to the FIR, the girl told them that the judge’s wife Saumya used to torture her daily.
“I returned home to Sargodha with my daughter and admitted her to a hospital,” the father said in the FIR. The doctors sent her to Lahore after her condition worsened, he further said, and appealed for justice for his daughter, who he said had been brutally tortured. Islamabad police has said that efforts are being made to arrest the suspects, while the case will be investigated on merit.
They further said that all legal requirements will be fulfilled. They stressed that law is equal for everyone.
A team of the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau visited Rizwana at the Lahore General Hospital, and met with her parents. They assured the family of all kinds of assistance, while CPWB Chairwoman Sarah Ahmed said the alleged torture victim would be helped with her treatment.
Meanwhile, caretaker Punjab Health Minister Dr Javed Akram told the media during his visit to the hospital that the domestic worker was tortured over six months.
The suspects will be proceeded against as per the law, he vowed, stressing that there was a need to implement the laws regarding child rights.
Dr Akram said the victim would be provided the best treatment facilities, adding that according to the media report, there were marks of brutal torture on the girl’s body.
According to ASP City Usman, the maid was tortured for several months and the victim girl has injury marks on her face and head. He was brought to DHQ Hospital Sargodha as his condition worsened. As her condition worsened, she was handed over to her mother who brought the girl to Sargodha DHQ Hospital.
The family of the victim girl accused the wife of administrative officer of federal judicial academy Asim Hafeez of inclining violence. The judge’s wife allegedly tortured with a bat on the charge of stealing jewellery from the house. The police have detained the person who sent the girl to work.
They alleged that their daughter was subjected to severe torture by the judge’s wife and there were torture marks all over the child’s body. They added that the judge’s wife had accused the girl of stealing jewellery and had beaten her up with a “bat”.
The condition of the girl remained critical and doctors have referred him from Sargodha to Lahore. The victim girl has been shifted to Lahore’s General Hospital. The MS of the General Hospital said that the wounds were apparently days old and the patient has been provided with medical facilities.
A team of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police left for Sargodha to record the statement of the detained person allegedly involved in the torture on the domestic worker and her family workers.
Earlier, ICT Police visited the residence of the administrative officer of the judicial academy of Islamabad. Sources claimed that wife of the administrative officer of the judicial academy of Islamabad has been shifted to another place while the house was locked.