CJP displeased at delay in Tayyaba torture case
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a report from the Islamabad High Court registrar over the incomplete proceedings of the Tayyaba torture case, being heard by a trial court.
According to Geo News report, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed his displeasure that the trial was still incomplete even after a year. He called for knowing why the case was facing delays. The counsel informed the bench that the high court had dismissed the parent’s compromise request. To which, the bench inquired about the cases progress before the high court and was duly informed that statements of 10 witnesses had been recorded.
The bench remarked that in cases where the parents have failed [in fulfilling their duty], the court assumes the role of the parents. Parents take money and agree to a compromise, when children do not have someone to look out for them, the court becomes the parent.
The apex court bench has summoned the report from the Islamabad High Court registrar on Tuesday (today). In late December 2016, Tayyaba, a 10-year-old domestic help, was recovered from the house of Additional Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan after receiving complaints of torture from neighbours.
The minor girl, whose face and hands bore torture marks, had initially denied being hurt by her employers. She told the police that she got a wound to her eye after falling from stairs, while her hand was also burnt accidentally. However, the poor girl narrated her ordeal after being politely inquired by a female magistrate later. She stated before the magistrate that she was beaten and her hand burnt on the stove for losing the broom.