7-year-old girl tortured to death in Pakistan for letting a pet parrot escape


A Pakistani couple has been arrested for allegedly murdering their seven-year-old maid after she was accused of letting a pet bird escape, police said. This is the last case of violence against child domestic workers in the country.

Hassan Siddiqui and his wife employed Zohra Bibi at their home in a bourgeois suburb of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad, to care for their son of the same age.

“The poor girl was tortured by Siddiqui and his wife who accused her of having released one of the four parrots in Macau,” investigative officer Mukhtar Ahmad told AFP on Thursday.


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