Child servant killed for sneaking food from fridge in Lahore

CM Hamza takes notice, orders action against accused: Summons report from IG police

By: News Desk
Published: 12:42 PM, 12 Jul, 2022
Child servant killed for sneaking food from fridge in Lahore
Caption: TV footage shows the blurred face of deceased Kamran.
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In a revolting incident of maltreatment of children illegally employed as domestic help, the house owners in posh Defence area of Lahore killed an 11-year-old boy who was simply satiating his hunger pangs without the permission of his employers and injured his younger brother, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and IG police took notice of the incident of the cruel murder of the child at the hands of his employers. 

CM Hamza summoned a report from Punjab IGP in this regard. He ordered police to take stern action against the perpetrators of this brutality on a small child who was working as a domestic helper. He also directed to provide best medical facilities to the deceased boy’s younger brother who also got a good thrashing by the house owners and sustained injuries. 

Hamza said it’s a despicable act to take the life of a child on such a petty thing. He asked the IGP to fulfill all requirements of justice while condoling with the bereaved family on their irreparable loss. He assured them provision of justice. 

According to police, 11-year-old Kamran and his 7-year-old brother Rizwan, residents of Bahawalpur, used to work as domestic helpers in a house situated in Defence Phase III. On the day of incidence, hungry Kamran tried to take something to eat from the fridge of his owners. But seeing him taking something from fridge and munching it, his owners got infuriated and started beating him up cruelly. The poor, delicate child could not take the severe beating anymore and died. 

The house owners not only subjected Kamran to torture, they also beat his younger brother Rizwan who received serious injuries, too.

To hide their crime, the house owners left the two boys in a hospital and went away.

A police spokesperson said that police had arrested three accused including Nasrullah, Mehmoodul Hasan and Shazia Bibi. He said a case had been registered under the murder and other sections and five people were nominated.

He further stated that medical test of the younger brother of deceased Kamran was also being conducted. He assured that the culprits would be brought to justice. 

Reporter Hassan Khalid