LAHORE: A teenage servant was allegedly tortured to death by the daughter of a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz legislator in the Akbari Gate area here on Tuesday.

Police told Dawn that the deceased, 16-year-old Akhtar of Okara, was working as a domestic servant at the residence of MPA Shahjahan for the past three years along with his 11-year-old sister Atiya.

A few days ago the woman MPA’s daughter Fauzia sent Akhtar to the market to buy some utensils. Due to unknown reasons, the boy returned from the market rather late in the day.

According to police, Fauzia got enraged and began beating the boy and his sister with a club. The boy suffered severe injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital from where he was discharged after administration of first aid only. On Tuesday the boy’s condition deteriorated and he died at the house of the MPA.

Atiya raised a hue and cry and the area residents informed police of the brutal incident. However, the MPA fled from her house along with her family members.

Police said they had collected evidence, recorded Atiya’s statement and moved Akhtar’s body to the morgue for autopsy.

Later, the Akbari Gate police registered a case against the MPA’s daughter Fauzia on the complaint submitted by the victim’s father, Aslam. He said that Aslam had only nominated the legislator’s daughter in his complaint and that police had constituted a team to arrest the suspect.

Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2017

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