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Man booked for torture of servants

By Our Staff Reporter 2015-01-28
LAHORE: Muslim Town police booked a man after the Child Protection & Welfare Bureau recovered two tortured children who worked as domestic servants from the suspect`s Faiz Road house during a raid on Tuesday.

The suspect, Kaleem Ghulam Nabi, fled his house along with his family members soon after the CPWB officials arrived there on a complaint from neighbourhood.

Preliminary police inquiries showed that the suspect, who lived in a rented house, and his family members had been subjecting their servants -Ansara (7) and Farhan (11), to torture.

The CP&WB officials came to know about the torture on a complaint made on their helpline and raided the house to find the children, both residents of Havaili Lakha in Okara district, with marks of violence on their bodies.

CP&WB officials took both the children into custody, shifted them to the bureau`s facility and provided them with necessary medical care. Burn scars were also spotted on their bodies.

A case was registered against Kaleem on the complaint of the bureau`s doctor, Mr Fiaz.

Police took Kaleem`s maternal uncle Shahzad Raza into custody.

Iqbal Town SP (Operations) Muhammad Iqbal told Dawn that police were not involved by CP&WB officials in the raid. He said the police later came to know about the raid through news channels.

He said police took the suspect`s uncle Shahzad into custody in a separate raid.

The SP said medico-legal examination of the two children had been completed to determine nature of injuries.

He said raids were being conducted to arrest prime suspects Ghulam Nabi.