Maid allegedly tortured, raped by house owner

KARACHI: A teenaged maid at a bungalow was detained and physically abused allegedly by owner of the house within the limits of Bahadurabad police station. Police said that owner of the house had lodged a complaint against the thirteen years old maid that she had stolen valuables some four months ago.

It said that the girl and her family later apologised to the owner, which led to withdrawal of the complaint and the girl continued as a maid at his home. Police further said that family of the girl later alleged that owner of the house kept their girl locked in a washroom and also subjected her to torture and rape. Besides that, it accused him of injecting some drugs to the victim as well.–Staff Reporter

Furthermore, the family members said that despite repeatedly requesting the owner that they wanted to see her, he refused to let them meet, and had not even allowed them a phone call for the last four months.

The complainant said that although the owner later released her, but then started threatening the family through various means and pressurising it to not to approach police.

Taking notice of the issue, IGP Allah Dino Khawaja directed the DIG East to conduct an inquiry and provide security to the girl’s family.

 

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