ISLAMABAD: Tayyaba, a ten-year-old maid allegedly tortured by wife of a serving judge in Islamabad, was produced in the Supreme Court, a week after Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, took suo motu notice of torture on her.
The accused and all those who claimed to be her parents also appeared in the court.
After Samaa highlighted the issue showing injuries to the girl’s face and hands, the top court intervened last week and ordered a full investigation. The incident has spotlighted rampant child labour in the country.
Her father removed her from a women’s shelter amid reports he had forgiven the judge and his wife and described his daughter’s story as untrue.
She was found Sunday in the suburbs of the capital Islamabad and taken for a medical examination. The medical report confirmed torture on her.
She showed signs of torture as a team of doctors observed multiple injuries, burns, blunt injuries and bruises on her face.
She has burn marks on her back and on the left hand. She also has a blunt wound on her face. All her wounds are healing, doctors said.
Media reports said she initially claimed she fell down the stairs and burnt her hands by accident, later telling police she was beaten and had her hands burned on a stove by the judge’s wife.