A girl named Sumbal Bibi daughter of Sardar aged 15 or 16 had been working as a maid in house at, Model Town, Lahore for two years along with her younger sister Sadaf and a cousin named Rabiya.
On 14th September 2012, Sumbal was watching a television in the owner’s room. Suddenly the owner came and started beating the poor girl for watching a movie. They beat her so harshly using pipes or iron rods. Afterwards they brought her to the washroom and committed horrendous torture on her. She was yelling badly and crying for help. This entire incident was reported by Sumbal’s cousin Rabiya.
When Rabiya and other servants heard Sumbal crying for help, they ran upstairs to help her but the owner took Sumbal to the washroom and sent Rabiya and other servants downstairs therefore they did not directly witness what they did to Sumbal. When Sumbal’s parents found out about this incident through Rabiya, they ran to get their daughters back, but the owners said that Sumbal has fled from their house and they don’t know anything about her. They are not even giving Sadaf the second daughter back to them.
Our legal team looked into the matter. Our lawyer and the mother of the girls (Basheera Bibi) went into the house of Mr. Adeel (house number 132-J block model town Lahore) to get their daughters . Our lawyer was forced to sit in the lawn of the house whereas Baseehra Bibi was taken inside by Mr and Mrs. Adeel, after two hours of waiting outside our lawyer decided to call the police. After the intervention of the police Basheera Bibi and her second daughter Sadaf bibi was released by Adeel.
Our legal team has filed a petition in the session court of Lahore for the rescue of the minor girl Sumbal Bibi. We therefore request the Honorable Chief Minister of Punjab to take notice in this regard.