8-year-old domestic worker beaten to death for ‘freeing caged parrots’

Police has filed an FIR against her employers

KARACHI: An eight-year-old girl, Zohra Shah, was allegedly beaten to death by her employers after she accidentally freed their caged birds.

Zohra worked as domestic staff at the couple’s home in Rawalpindi.

According to Daily Times, her employers, Hassan Siddiqui and his wife, beat her to death and dumped her body at a hospital. They have now been arrested.

While an investigation is currently underway, it seems as though this was not the first instance of violence against the child. They were older wounds on her and the police even suspect sexual abuse.

Police has filed an FIR with charges of attempted murder, rape and premeditated murder against Siddiqui and his wife.

People including the likes of Mahira Khan and Muniba Mazari, are demanding justice for Zohra Shah.

The incident has also prompted a conversation regarding hiring children as domestic workers, a practice that is very common in Pakistan.

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