14-year-old servant beaten, held captive


LAHORE: In Samnabad, a 14-year-old domestic servant was violently beaten, after she accidentally broke a plate from an expensive dinner set.

The girl, named Zainab, was subsequently held captive inside the house after being beaten. The girl’s elder sister, after reporting to the police, was able to free the girl.

Zainab was then taken to Gangaram Hospital for medical examination, according to police sources.

“I was beaten with a cricket bat and an iron rod”, the girl said. The owners put hot water on me after I broke the plate, she further said.

The police have said that the girl’s medical checkup is being done and action will be taken against those responsible after a medical report is received.