LAHORE – A teenaged maid was allegedly tortured by her master and was shifted to the Jinnah Hospital for medical treatment on Sunday.

According to details, 13-year-old Kiran had been working at a house in the City for the last several years on a meager salary. On the day of the incident, she was badly thrashed by her master, yet to be identified, over a petty household matter and was shifted to the Jinnah Hospital where she was operated. Her condition is said to be critical until filing of this report. No case has yet been registered against the accused.

Meanwhile, a three-member gang was smashed by Green Town police; and cash, mobile phones and illegal weapons were recovered from their possession. During interrogation, the gangsters identified as Ikramul Haq alias Kamoo (ring leader) and his two accomplices Shahbaz and Imran confessed to committing nine incidents of dacoity and robbery in various parts of the City.

Also, City police operations chief Muhammad Tahir Rai said the police would remain on high alert during three days of Eid-ul-Fitr. “The holidays of the policemen have been cancelled and more than 10,000 sagacious cops have been deputed on specified points of the City,” he added.