Zohra Shah was an eight-year-old housemaid working in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, Pakistan in a house. She mistakenly released two parrots from the cage, the house owner brutally tortured her then killed her. The homeowners (Husband and Wife) were filming the whole incident.
The family of Zohra sent her to Hasan Siddiqui and his wife Umm e Kulsoom for better education and life, Zohra came from Muzaffargarh a district in southern Punjab, Zohra was working with the family since four months ago as a domestic worker.
On Monday one of the employers confessed to the police that Umm e Kulsoom beat Zohra because she freed her two parrots. Zohra was critically serious she was receiving treatment at the city’s Begum Akhtar Rukhsana Memorial Hospital where she last breathed.
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Update 10 June 2020
Zohra Shah’s killer Hasan Siddiqui is behind bars and he is sent on judicial remand along with his wife until 12 June 2020.
‘We have arrested the couple and they have confessed to their crime,’ Rawalpindi police superintendent Zia Uddin told. Hasan Siddiqui brought Zohra to the hospital as he was leaving the hospital where he was arrested, and his wife was also arrested by the police.
According to police, “Mr. Siddiqui kicked the girl in her private parts and there were bruises on her entire body and she was bleeding.”
Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, wrote on Twitter that her ministry was in touch with the police and we are following the case.
Viz case of domestic child maid Zohra abused & killed – MOHR is in touch with police. Our lawyer is following case.Husband & wife on 4 day remand. Mohr proposed amend to add domestic labour as hazardous occupation in Schedule 1 of Employment of Children Act1991 @RabiyaJaveri
zohra shah, a 7 year old, was beaten to death by her employers for letting their parrots out of a cage. people are beyond messed up. not only did they employ a kid, they literally murdered her. humanity is dead.
A 7 year old Zohra Shah was beaten to death in Bahria Town Rawalpindi for releasing parrots from their cage. Zohra Shah was a domestic worker. #justiceforzohrashah Nothing will change as long as strict laws are not passed and people are not punished accordingly for their crimes pic.twitter.com/qfW7G88zOk
8 year old #zohrashah killed by her employer in Rawalpindi for freeing caged parrots. The barbarity of this is sickening. First you employ an underage child & then murder her in cold blood! May you rot in hell! #JusticeForZohraShah
Wake up Shireen the culprit family are trying to make a deal with victim mamoo and parent The SHO has been transferred Case will be closed soon and Zohra will become a statistic Shame on your ministers and PTI all like previous rulers. https://t.co/yuKPT3WsYq
According to the media reports and a Twitter user https://twitter.com/MalaikaSRaza, a couple used to frequently torture her The recordings have been found in their personal mobile phones. They paid Rs 80,000 to keep Zohra Shah for 8 months.
The employers of #zohrashah used to frequently torture her & The recordings have been found in their personal mobile phones. They paid Rs 80,000 to keep her for 8 months. This is modern form of slavery! Thnx @sherryrehman for taking it up to Senate https://t.co/lMB03KHrvN
A picture has been shared by Pakistani Police officer Imran Abbas of the killer where he said ” Rawalpindi Police has arrested the two couples”
An eight year old girl abused to the point of death by home owners, who kept the child as a maid. @RwpPolice became plaintiff of the case; arrested the husband and wife for their despicable atrocity. CPO @AhsanPSP, and all of us stand devoted to ensure justice for little angel. pic.twitter.com/AXXi1os3Z6
Twitterati appreciating Police on the arrest of Zohra Shah Killers
Please make this couple a example for others BUT also put the parents of child also behind the bars of little angel who ask her to be maid in such little age. Isnt bloody father responsibility to feed 8 years old? Arrest all.