Rana Munir Haider and other household members have been arrested for publicly beating a child
Domestic maid violence may encompass quotidian details on the global front, but this form of physical and psychological assault and coercive conduct normally goes undocumented. However, this distinct incident from December 5, 2020 left everyone shaken.
A man and his wife in Faisalabad were spotted publicly beating a child
@ShireenMazari1 @ImranKhanPTI میں کسی سیاستدان کسی جرنیل کسی جج کی بیٹی ہوتی لیکن میں غریب کی بیٹی ہوں
Mr Rana Munir Haider(president of Eden Valley Faisalabad )Family done this cruel act with servant , you can well see his son and dahter disrespect the grl. pic.twitter.com/VWbhbO6RJc
— Faizan Khalid (@FaizanK92183305) December 5, 2020
Police were quick to respond to this absurd form of violence when Sadia Rashid and Samina Nadir, Officers of the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, registered an FIR in the Madina Town Police Station against Rana Munir Haider and his spouse on account of publicly beating a minor maid. Reportedly, the appalling incident occurred at Eden Valley 573D, and footage of the event, now circulating on social media, divulge the insanity of Rana Munir Haider and other members of his family, where they mercilessly beat the 10-year-old Sadaf.
The police spokesperson revealed that the crime was committed upon Sadaf’s interaction with other children in the street, when a problem arose somewhere around that time, still unknown to the media, but prone to speculations.
Rana Munir is President of Eden Valley Society in Faisalabad, Rana Munir And family started beating up a neighbor's minor maid whoes age is only 10 to 12 years 💔
She crime was that she stopped Rana Munir nephew from shooting birds in her owners house with plastic gun.💔 pic.twitter.com/OacMeHtDAX
— معظم Zahoor (@Zahoor87936556) December 5, 2020
Rai Aftab Wasim, SHO Madina Town, revealed that the accused are now behind the bars, and a case has also been registered. Usman Buzdar, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has also shown signs of interest in the spine-chilling episode of domestic violence against the minor housemaid by demanding a report from RPO Faisalabad. According to Buzdar, the perpetrators of this violent act will be dealt with, in the court of law, and justice will be rendered to the little girl.
Inam Ghani, IG Punjab, also demanded a report from RPO Faisalabad and commanded immediate legal action against the accused. The Chairperson of Child Protection Bureau, Sara Ahmed, shed light on the efforts of the police in finding the girl’s family, reportedly residing in Sahiwal.
Apparently, Sadaf is in the safe custody of the Child Protection Bureau. The Chairperson also highlighted the significance of educating people about the laws designed for the protection of children in Pakistan. She further stated that the employment of children under 15 is prohibited, in line with the Punjab Domestic Act and further action shall be taken against those acting against the law.
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