10 years old Tayyaba who was working as Domestic Servant at a house in Islamabad, her pictures went viral, posted on twitter by @omar_quraishi, showed a child with a swollen eye and injuries to her face and hands went on December 28, 2016. The posts claimed that the girl had been beaten up by Islamabad Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan for allegedly failing to repay a loan of Rs6,000.
— Hasaam (@SanjiHasaam) 3 January 2017
On Thursday 29, December 2016, a police team recovered the child from the judge’s house in Sector I-8 after the issue was taken up by human rights activists in Islamabad. They took her to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for medical.
Ten year old Tayyaba was brutally beaten by a sitting District & Sessions Judge in Islamabad after her family couldn't repay a Rs 6,000 loan pic.twitter.com/xSQMWJqSSF
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) 28 December 2016
The victim girl, told police that she fell from the stairs and received an injury to her right eye and face. About the her burned hand, she said that she had scalded herself with some hot tea.
Later in FIR, She said, she had been living at the judge’s house for nearly 2 years and claimed she was often beaten up in the house. Most recently, she said ‘Mano Baji’ at the house had allegedly shoved her hands onto a burning stove and then beat her up after a broom had gone missing. She added that the owners of the house would usually lock her up in a storeroom at night and would often starve her and beat her.
An FIR was also registered against the judge on Thursday evening for threats and wrongful confinement. According to reports, Raja Khurram Ali Khan, and his wife were facing an inquiry for their alleged involvement in keeping a housemaid in illicit confinement.
Tayyaba’s father Mohammad Azam, mother Nusrat Bibi and aunt Pathani Bibi stated that the police had registered a baseless case against ADSJ Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar.
The father of a child maid allegedly tortured by an additional district and sessions judge forgave the suspect and his wife here on Tuesday.
The case in question is inaccurate and was registered on the basis of baseless allegations. I personally investigated the matter. I reached a settlement with Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar with my free will and hence forgiving them unconditionally,
I have no objection if the court would accept the bail plea of Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife.
Meanwhile, the Judge Khan has written a letter to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general claiming that “fake news” about him was being circulated on social media to “defame the institution of the judiciary”.
The judge has requested the FIA’s cybercrime wing to book those spreading allegations on various social media platforms. The judge in his letter has listed at least two Twitter accounts – @omar_quraishi and @june_aid.
I helped save Tayyaba from a sitting judge's house, and in return, the judge launched a complaint against me. https://t.co/HJ664rHbsI
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) 30 December 2016
Anyone from child services in Islamabad? There's a serious case of abuse with a 10 year old that needs prompt attention. Please RT.
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) 28 December 2016
Maheen Zafar, wife of his fellow judge ADSJ Raja Khurram Ali Khan, facing charges of torturing 10-year-old Tayyaba against Rs30,000 surety bonds.
Sitting Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan. The wife of the Judge admitted to the Police that Tayyaba had been their employee but denied having physically abused her and had no explanation for the torture marks on her body. But most important the wife told the Police that Tayyaba did not get to them through her Parents but through a lady who provides child labor to big posh houses in Islamabad and gets a commission for their job placement. Tayyaba informed the Police that she has not seen her parents in two years and due to severe mental pressure is silent about her injuries right now and not opening up to the Police.