Increase in torturing teenagers

Increase in torturing teenagers | PakistanTribeLAHORE – The cases of torturing teenage house maids have touched highest level as 13 cases have been reported so far in last three years.

According to details 6 cases were reported from Punjab, four from Sindh, two from

KPK and one from Baluchistan. Government did not take any action against the situation.

A government official said on anonymity that cases have increased upto 80 percent as compare to last year, and added “government have not showed any interest in solving the matter”.

In latest incident, A teenage house maid was hospitalised in critically condition after being subjected to severe torture by the masters. Najma, 14, hailing from Shafiqabad was serving as house maid in the house of a lawyer residing in Sundar.

The house owner brutally tortured the 14-year-old girl over a petty issue leaving her critically injured. Upon getting the information, the poor parents shifted the victim girl to hospital and contacted the police.

However, the police remained reluctant to register case against the influential lawyer and record statement of the tortured girl. The parents of the house maid have demanded of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif for taking notice of

the incident and directed the authorities for action against the accused.

The non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have also protested over the incident and expressed concerns over the surge in violence against young house maids despite the provincial government has directed the administration to keep a check over the child labour.

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Haris Ahmed

Haris Ahmed is a Lahore based Journalist. He worked in different print media organizations. Haris covered crime, environment, health and education related issues for

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