Pictured: Eight-year-old girl tortured to death in Pakistan for the inadvertent release of parrots as a couple who used her as a lie detector test for maids
- Zahra Shah, an eight-year-old girl from Pakistan, died in the hospital on June 1st
- Hassan Siddiqui, the man who took her to doctors, reportedly told them that she was his servant and was beaten for releasing his parrots
- Siddiqui and his partner have been arrested and are waiting for a lie detector test
- Zahra's grandfather said Siddiqui had promised to raise her in return for the job
The first picture shows an eight-year-old girl who was beaten to death in Pakistan after allegedly releasing the domestic birds of a couple she worked for.
Zahra Shah died at the Rawalpindi hospital on June 1 after being brought in by Hassan Siddiqui, who claimed she was a domestic worker.
Siddiqui and his partner are now under arrest and detained in prison for two weeks while the police give them a lie detector test.
Eight-year-old Zahra Shah (pictured) died in the hospital in Pakistan on June 1 after being brought in by Hassan Siddiqui, who, according to medical experts, confessed to beating her
Medical professionals at the hospital where Zahra died said Siddiqui told them that he and his wife beat the girl when he first brought her to them.
When asked why he attacked her, he said she "let his expensive parrots escape from her cage," doctors said.
The girl was bleeding profusely, had torture marks on her chest, arms and legs on the face and was connected to a ventilator in the intensive care unit.
Doctors said they called the police after Siddiqui disappeared while she was being treated.
The officers found him using the identity card with which he had checked her in to the hospital.
The employment of domestic workers under the age of 15 is illegal in Pakistan, although this practice is widespread.
Syed Fazal Hussain Shah, Zahra's grandfather, told the BBC that her parents had sent her to work with Siddiqui because he promised to raise her.
"We couldn't afford that. So we decided to send them, ”he said.
Siddiqui (pictured) and his wife were arrested a short time later and are now waiting in prison for a lie detector test
Zahra came from the city of Kot Addu, about 250 miles from her death.
The case has brought children's rights to the fore again in Pakistan, with #JusticeForZahraShah on Twitter and celebrities joining in.
The actress Mahira Khan wrote: "The demons walk freely among us."
Rapper comedian Ali Gul Pir criticized the latest example of alleged child abuse by saying, "If a child who was killed because he wanted a bird to be free cannot do justice. Then nothing is important that you have achieved. & # 39;
It comes after the parliament in Islamabad passed a new law this year that deals specifically with sexual crimes against children.
The Zainab Alert Bill was adopted in January and is named after six-year-old Zainab Ansari, who was raped and murdered in Kasur in 2018.
Zainab's case brought nationwide protests after she was found in the trash.
Her death was the 12th such brutal incident in the city of Kasur in as many months.
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