LAHORE: A fourteen year old maid and her younger brother were freed after they were found to be confined at the residence of a former MNA in the Johar Town area of the city.
According to the police, the fourteen year old maid and her brother were bound by chains and being kept at the residence of former MNA Liaqat Abbas Bhatti. The police team conducted a raid and found 14 year old Shahida chained in the servant quarter on the second floor of the residence. Her arms and feet were tied with chains. The wife of the former MNA opened the chains on the orders of the police.
Shahida provided police with information regarding her brother who was recovered from another room. The fourteen year old girl revealed that her father had taken a loan from the former MNA and when he was not able to repay it, she was left at his residence and confined.
“I was brought here six months ago. My parents said that they would not come and take me back.”
According to the former MNA Liaqat Abbas Bhatti, Shahida’s father had left her at their residence on his own free will and she was bound by another servant. Mr. Bhatti has been taken into police custody.