Pakistan

Maid torture case: Supreme Court sends Tayyaba to orphanage

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday sent 10-year old maid Tayyaba to an orphanage, ARY News reported.

The child, who was working as a maid with a family of a judge, was allegedly tortured by the judge and his wife. The girl was produced during the hearing of the case by an apex court bench.

In the hearing, a man named Azam — who is claiming to be Tayyaba’s father — argued that there were torture marks on the girl’s body when he found her.

The court remarked that the torture on the girl was highlighted through the media. CJP ordered the concerned officials to record the statements of all the couples claiming to be Tayyaba’s parents.

The court ordered that the housemaid will live in an orphanage and adjourned the hearing of the case till 18th January, 2017.

The pictures of the 10-year old housemaid Tayyaba went viral on social media with internet users claiming that the maid works at additional session judge Khurram Ali Khan’s house, was severely tortured by the family of the judge.

Tayyaba, after being recovered by the law enforcement agencies, claimed that she fell from stairs but in the statement recorded for the First Information Report (FIR), the girl stated that she was tortured by the judge’s family.

The apex judge had taken suo motu notice of the case of alleged torture on the 10-year old and constituted a division bench for hearing of the case.

The girl, mysteriously went missing for several days before the upcoming hearing. She was later recovered from Islamabad.

District Magistrate Islamabad had wrote a letter to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) administration ordering the formation of a new medical board to ascertain the facts in the torture case.

The medical board, in its report, mentioned that there were torture marks on the body of the girl.

The situation of the case has got a curious turn after six couples have claimed to be the parents of the girl.

The investigation team had collected blood samples of the claimant couples to identify actual parents with determination of the DNA.

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