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Maid allegedly tortured by employer in Lahore.

LAHORE -- Another case of alleged abuse of domestic servants surfaced on Saturday in Lahore where a 16-year-old maid was hospitalized in critical condition after alleged torture by her employer.

Police have arrested the house owner, professor Salman, and registered a case against him for torturing the teenager girl in his house at Defence area of Lahore.

SP Cantt, Umar Chima, said the victim has been hospitalized and shifted to surgical ICU in Services Hospital of Lahore where initial medical examination report confirmed that the victim was also sexually assaulted.

Doctors said the girl bore torture signs on her face, head and other part of body, with no surety wheatear or not her life could be saved. They said next 24 hours are crucial for her.

Police said the girl is hailing from Sialkot town and her parents were being contacted.

On the other hand, the house owner denied torturing the maid, claiming that she had sustained injuries by falling. He blamed the girl for being involved in incidents of theft in the past.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 19, 2014
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