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IHC summons SHO, witnesses in Tayyaba torture case

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday directed I-9 Police station SHO Khalid Mehmood and other witnesses to appear before it on Tuesday.

The hearing of Tayyaba torture case was adjourned without any proceedings by a single bench of IHC presided over by Justice Aamir Farooq.

On the previous hearing, the court had summoned last investigation officer SHO Khalid Mehmood and summoned him again along with other witnesses to appear before it on the next hearing.

Earlier, IHC testified two prosecution witnesses in the Tayyaba torture case and summoned four more witnesses on January 26.

During the course of proceedings, the bench recorded the statements of two witnesses including Constable Ghulam Hussain and Constable Naseem.

The court summoned four more witnesses in the case.

The case of 10-year-old Tayyaba, a domestic worker at the home of former additional district and sessions judge Raja Khurram Ali and his wife Maheen, first came to light after photos of the child depicting alleged torture by her employers began circulating on social media.

Tayyaba was rescued from their residence with visible wounds on December 28, 2016, and an FIR (First Information Report) was filed against her employers a day later.

The former judge reached a compromise with Tayyaba’s parents on Jan 2, 2017, and a day later the child was handed over to her parents. On Jan 4, however, the apex court took suo motu notice of the matter and directed police to investigate all aspects of the case.

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