#JusticeForUzma: 16YO brutally tortured, murdered by employers

LAHORE: In a heart wrenching-incident, a 16-year-old domestic worker was brutally tortured, murdered by a Lahore-based family, leading to an outcry on social media.

According to reports on social media and on Pakistani television channels, the girl – Uzma Bibi was employed at the culprit’s house only eight-months back and was regulary subjected to brutally physical assault by them.

Earlier this week, she was first punished because she dared to just take a bite from food of owner daughter’s plate, according to accounts posted in the media. She was beaten by a sharp object on the head.

After the girl fell unconscious, the employers rather than taking her to the hospital made an attempt to resuscitate her by electrocuting her using wires at home.

However, Dunya TV reported that the girl was strangled to death and the body dumped.

The hashtag #JusticeForUzma trends on social media raising voice against the abused to underage house help. Several Twitter users even tagged Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s official Twitter account and demanded government action.

The accused employers were taken into custody where they confessed to committing the crime during interrogation.