Pakistan, 8-year-old maid tortured to death for running parrots away – World

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Zohra, an eight-year-old girl employed as a maid in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, was allegedly tortured to death by her employers for accidentally blowing their parrots out of the cage. According to the first police investigation report, Zohra Shah was tortured on the last day of May for “accidentally releasing two parrots from the cage”. The girl was brought to her hospital in Rawalpindi by her employers, but due to severe injuries to her face, hands, rib cage and legs, Zohra died on the same day.
The police arrested both accused who admitted that they tortured the child because they had run away from their parrots. The defendants are now in pre-trial detention.
Four months ago Zohra Shah, born into a poor family in the city of Kot Addu in the Punjab province, was hired by the couple to take care of their one-year-old baby. The employers had promised her that in return they would provide for her education.
The girl’s post mortem report confirmed that Zohra died of the injuries inflicted on him. It is not excluded that he also suffered sexual assault, suggested by some thigh injuries. The police sent samples to be analyzed to confirm or not the violence.
As soon as the news spread, the hashtag #JusticeForZohraShah immediately trended on Twitter and many asked for justice for the girl.

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