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Maid beaten to death in Pak, domestic help jumps off building

Lahore/Karachi: A teenage maid was allegedly beaten to death by a professor in Pakistani Punjab while a 12-year-old Hindu domestic worker was injured when he jumped from the sixth floor of a building in Karachi
PTI January 20, 2014 17:10 IST
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Lahore/Karachi: A teenage maid was allegedly beaten to death by a professor in Pakistani Punjab while a 12-year-old Hindu domestic worker was injured when he jumped from the sixth floor of a building in Karachi to save himself from his employer, police said today. 

Harish Kumar was being questioned by his employer, a doctor named Minhal, and his wife who accused the boy of stealing money.

He jumped off the building yesterday to save himself, police officials said.

“Minhal is in police custody but claims the boy slipped and fell from the first floor,” police officer Imran Shaukat said.

Kumar, from Mirpurkhas in Sindh province, was brought to Karachi by Minhal to work for a nominal salary.

The boy, being treated at Jinnah hospital, said he did not steal any money. 

“They were always hitting and pushing him around as he has no relative in (Karachi),” said his friend Sawal. 

In Lahore, 14-year-old Fiza Batool died yesterday after allegedly being assaulted by her employer Salman Rashid, a professor of English Literature at Islamia College.