‘Tortured’ maid Tayyaba recovered from Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: Police recovered the ‘tortured’ maid Tayyaba and his parents from Islamabad.

The tortured maid had gone missing some on Thursday when Supreme Court of Pakistan took suo motu notice of the alleged torture on the 10-year domestic servant by the wife of a serving civil judge.

Police had sprung into action after the Chief Justice of Pakistan, while hearing a suo moto case in the Supreme Court over alleged torture of the child maid on Friday, demanded that Tayyaba to be produced in the next hearing.

The ten-year-old girl was recovered by police from Additional Sessions Judge Raja Khurram’s house in Islamabad last week.

Tayyaba’s pictures, bruised and beaten, made rounds on social media prompting action by the state.

In her statement to the magistrate Tayyaba said that she was beaten up by judge’s wife for losing a broom. She added that she often survived on only one meal a day and slept in a storeroom.

In a move which shocked many, the matter was settled out of court and, according to the child’s father, the parents had forgiven the actions in the way of the Almighty.

This led to Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar taking suo moto notice of the case and summoning Tayyaba’s parents along with police officials at the first hearing of the case on Friday (January 6).

However, since the suo motu notice on last Thursday, Tayyaba and her father had gone missing.

On Sunday police recovered them from Islamabad and would be produced before the court.