Just yesterday, Siasat News Pakistan reported that a toddler was murdered by the house maid and stuffed into a washing machine in Quetta. The news website claims that the police are still carrying out raids to find the maid’s niece, who remains at large. The housemaid had fled to her hometown, Lehri, after the child’s murder two weeks ago, at a house near Lehri Gate on the outskirts of Quetta.
Authorities had contacted the maid through her relatives and called her to Quetta. She was taken into custody near Kolhapur while coming to the provincial capital from Lahri.
“A disturbing development has shaken the city of Quetta, Balochistan, where a three-year-old boy was stuffed in a washing machine by his maid while the parents were away”, stated Siasat News.
They proceeded to reveal the details of the “gut-wrenching incident”, disclosing that it took place near Quetta’s Lehri gate where the maid along with her niece had gathered all the valuables at the place where she was working and then opted to silence the crying kid by strangling him and putting him in the washing machine. “The maid initially refused to take up the blame that was registered on her via the parents of the deceased”, added the publication.
Siasat News further commented that after carrying out thorough investigations and subsequent to the extension of remand, the maid eventually confessed to the “barbaric crime” after “about almost 2 weeks”.
“While explaining the network of events, the maid said that she took out clothes and jewelry from the cupboard, and then put them in a bag. At that time, the child, Saad Shah, was playing with a tablet while sitting on the bed. When I snatched the tablet from his head, he started crying. I absolutely didn’t intend on killing the kid but he just wouldn’t stop crying” claimed the maid, per Siasat News.
“I just got angry and strangled him”. The news website further disclosed how the maid had said that she threw the kid in the washing machine filled with soap water and tried to run away but was chased by the boy’s relatives and other residents of the locality. She then decided to let go of the bag full of valuables and decided it was best to flee.
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“The housemaid was hiding in her hometown, Lehri, after the child’s murder. The authorities contacted her through her relatives and called her to Quetta. There, she was taken into custody near Kolhapur, while returning to the provincial capital”, said the news website.
“The Police are still carrying out raids to find the maid’s niece, who is still at large”, they added.
The publication regrets the absence of proper checks and balances. “The more pressing matter in this ordeal is the fact that no non-governmental organizations have any clear cut data available on abuse and violence on minors in the province.
It is a sad reality that for the purpose of check and balance, violence against minors is either not registered or not being recorded at all. The psychological aspect of this is more important than the criminal charges being highlighted.”
Siasat News claims that the victim must not only be punished for the crime but should also be sent for counseling and rehabilitation in order to counter the ripple effect this action will leave on individuals with the same mindset. Per the website, Social media users shared similar sentiments.