Ten year old Pakistani Girl works as a live-in maid. For two years and counting.
Her employers are a Pakistani Judge and his Wife.
Images of Girl appear on social media …
Revealing burns and bruises on her body.
Authorities get wind of the possible abuse of Girl by Judge and his Wife and begin to investigate.
But not before Girl’s Father takes the matter up with Judge … and negotiates a settlement.
Father seeks to have the investigation aborted and any potential punishment headed off.
But Girl’s accounts of her injuries point to abuse and torture. Although she did reportedly alter her accounts over the course of the investigation.
Independent medical evaluations appear to corroborate Girl’s accounts of abuse though.
Judge and Wife are arrested against Father’s wishes.
Girl is taken into protective custody.
It is not known whether Girl’s Father and Mother face any charges under Pakistani law.
Or with whom Girl will live once released from protective custody.
Twelve million Pakistani children reportedly work under inhumane conditions.
Read more in
- this BBC News article: Pakistani child maid ‘tortured in judge’s house’
- this CBS News article: Judge, wife accused of torturing 10-year-old girl maid
- this Indian Express news article: Pakistan SC takes suo motu notice of child maid’s alleged torture and
- this Express Tribune new article: Child maid’s ‘torture’ moves top judge