According to Geo News, a man was arrested for sending a 14-year-old girl to a judge’s house as a domestic helper, where she was allegedly tortured by the judge’s wife.
According to the report, the domestic help was tortured at civil judge Asim Hafeez’s home, and his wife also tormented her.
The alleged incident occurred in Sargodha, Pakistan.
According to Geo News, the Superintendent of Police in Sargodha confirmed that the person, identified as Mukhtar, who sent the minor to the judge’s house for the job was arrested and that action would be taken in accordance with the law.
Furthermore, the minor’s parents told Geo News that they agreed to send their daughter to the judge’s residence as a maid seven months ago, based on Mukhtar’s advice.
According to the report, the minor’s parents claimed that the judge’s wife tortured her and left torture marks on her body.
According to Geo News, the judge’s wife accused the girl of stealing jewellery and then beat her up with a bat.
However, the judge disputed the claim, claiming that his wife informed him of the situation after discovering her jewellery but did not accuse the minor of theft.
The parents also stated that as their daughter’s condition deteriorated, the judge’s wife dropped her off at her home in Sargodha in a ‘critical condition,’ according to the report.
Thereafter. According to the report, the minor’s parents took her to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) in Sargodha before transferring her to the General Hospital in Lahore as her condition worsened.
According to hospital officials, the girl was being treated for a head injury, Geo News reported, adding that preliminary medical reports confirmed that the child had suffered 15 injuries.
According to the initial medical report, the child has 15 injuries, including one to the head, according to Kamran Faisal, District Police Officer (DPO), Sargodha. He also stated that, in addition to these injuries, the child’s internal organs were also affected, according to Geo News.
“Maggots infested her wounds because she did not receive medical help on time,” the DPO was quoted as saying by GEO News.
Furthermore, an Islamabad Police spokesperson stated that they had not received any requests for action in the matter, but that an investigation would be launched as soon as they received a formal complaint, according to Geo News.
According to the report, Civil Judge Asim Hafeez of Islamabad’s Federal Judicial Academy admitted to hiring the 14-year-old as a domestic help, adding that she had been working at his residence since December last year.
According to Geo News, he claimed that the girl “ate sand” from one of their house’s plant pots, causing her skin to be “damaged.”
According to Geo News, the judge also stated that he had the girl treated by a doctor in Gujranwala.
The judge also claimed that when they told the girl they would be dropping her off at her home, she banged her head on a wall, injuring herself, according to the report.
“The girl used to wear a scarf on her head and never complained about the injury on her head,” the judge observed. “I am against physical abuse and torture incidents that have never happened in front of me,” he said, adding that his wife complained that the girl was not working and asked to be dropped off at her home, according to Geo News.
According to Geo News, the judge claimed that the girl told them she was afraid of going home because her parents would beat her up.