KARACHI: A young housemaid has allegedly been murdered by owner of the house where she was working.
The 13-year-old Fizza Yaseen was working at house of Madam Salika Zeeshan in Karachi. Her monthly salary for her 24-hour service was Rs13,000.
Husband of Salika Zeeshan allegedly murdered the young girl after subjecting her to rape. Family of the victim said that police was not extending full cooperation to them and were supporting the influential suspect.
Police had found body of the maid hanging with a rope tied around her neck. A case has been lodged against Zeeshan at Ferozabad police station but no arrest could yet be made in this regard.
“The Sindh Police are not arresting the suspect for his being influential. Instead they are threatening and harassing Fizza’s family,” accused the family.
Heirs of Fizza Yaseen have appealed from Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and IG Police Amir Sheikh to help them.
‘Little thieves are hanged but great ones escape’ is the true reflection of the justice system our country offers which can be easily manipulated and maneuvered by influential people to their favor. A large number of criminal cases establish that rarely do poor get justice in Pakistan.
Sialkot lynching case
On Sept 19, the Supreme Court had commuted the death penalty awarded to seven people in the Sialkot lynching case of two brothers to 10-year imprisonment.
A mob in August 2010 had lynched Mughees and Muneeb over suspicion of robbery. The incident was witnessed by a crowd of people including some police officials.
The videos of the lynching erupted a storm on social media following which the top court had taken a suo moto notice. The seven suspects were awarded death sentence, while another six were awarded life imprisonment by a trial court.
After hearing arguments of the parties, a three-judge SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, lately converted death sentence of the accused and life imprisonment of other convicts to ten-year sentence.