ISLAMABAD: Police on Saturday could not find Tayyaba – the child maid allegedly tortured by her influential employers, a judge and his wife – and her family amid court orders to bring them in the next hearing on December 11.
Tayyaba’s family in Jaranwala, a city in the Faisalabad District of Punjab, left their ancestral home along with the 10-year-old following which raids were being conducted in a bid to find the whereabouts of the girl at the earliest.
Meanwhile, police arrested a man, Anwar, whose mother reportedly sent Tayyaba to the judge’s house as a maid.
The girl’s paternal aunt was also taken into custody for the purpose of questioning.
Chief Justice Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday ordered a full probe into allegations that the 10-year-old girl working as a maid was tortured by her employers.
He also ordered the police to find and bring the child into court next week.
Adding to the confusion, two women previously unheard of appeared before the top court on Friday, each claiming the girl in question is their child. The judge later requested DNA tests.
The case has shocked and captivated many in Pakistan after disturbing photographs of the girl, purporting to show her badly beaten and bruised, circulated on social media.