Maid allegedly abused for ‘spilling oil’ – 06 May 2023

Local police did nothing as they brought the girl to JPMC for medical treatment

A 12-year-old maid was viciously abused by her employer in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase-VI, sources said on Friday.

They added that the incident happened at a bungalow on Khayaban-e-Badban when the maid, identified as Humera, accidently dropped a frying pan while cooking kebobs.

Sizzling oil spilled on the girl, burning her hands, face, and other body parts, but her employer violently abused her instead of giving her first aid, sources added. A neighbour came forward to provide the injured maid first aid.

A video clip of Humera has also surfaced on social media in which she says, “I was burned with sizzling oil when I accidentally dropped the frying pan, but my employer whacked me with it.”

The employer then sat in front of her and ate kebobs while she writhed in pain due to her burn injuries. “My employer did not contact my father despite my injuries while I repeatedly requested her to call him,” she claimed.

Local police did nothing as they brought the girl to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medical treatment.

SHO Inspector Aamir Akram said that the incident was reported to him on Thursday when it happened. “As soon as the complaint was received, we conducted the girl’s medical examination,” he said. “Legal action will be taken as per law,” he said.

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