Employer held as minor home help succumbs to burns

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LAHORE: Police have arrested a man after a minor girl succumbed to the burns she allegedly suffered while working as home help at his Millat Park residence.

Identified as Zainab (9), the girl was employed at the house of the suspect, Salman, who claimed that she had suffered burns when a gas cylinder exploded in the kitchen.

Following the incident, Operations DIG Faisal Kamran visited the suspect’s house, along with other police officers.

During inquiry, it transpired that the employer did not intimate police about the incident, creating doubt about his conduct.

A police official says that Salman initially tried to provide her treatment at his house.

He said when the girl’s condition deteriorated, the employer took her to the hospital, where she later succumbed to her burns.

The official said that Zainab’s parents also told police they were not informed about the incident by her employer.

In the light of the inquiry, the police arrested Salman and sent him behind the bars after lodging a case against him.

The girl’s body was shifted to the city morgue for the postmortem examination, he said, adding that the case has been handed over to the investigation police for further action. Staff Reporter

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 27th April 2024.
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