Teenage domestic helper found hanged in employers’ home

Staff Reporter

A teenage domestic helper was found hanged inside a home in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on Saturday, police officials said.
The officials said Fatima, 17, was found hanged inside a bungalow located on Khayaban-e-Badban in DHA’s Phase-V.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Clifton Dr Asad Malhi told media that the deceased had been working as a maid in the residence.
She had been living on the first floor of the house while her employers, a couple, resided on the ground floor.
She did not turn up in the morning to the lower floor as per her routine, and one of her employers found her hanging by a ceiling fain in her room.
Her corpse was shifted to the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.
Dr Malhi said that, from the facts, it appeared to be a suicide case. However, he added that the police were still investigating the case from every possible angle.
Meanwhile, Gizri police station officer, Abdul Latif in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred, said that the deceased’s father, Abdul Haq, had said that his daughter has been working at the home for the last two years and had never complained about her employers.
Latif added that the father, in his formal statement to the police, had not levelled any allegations against the employers.

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