A 16-year-old Pakistani domestic worker identified as Uzma Bibi, was tortured and murdered by her employers before being dumped into a drain in Neelam Block, Iqbal Town, Lahore.
Photos of the victim’s mangled body circulated on social media, sparking national outrage. Online users started the hashtag #JusticeForUzma, and are calling to the government for justice, according to Gulf News.
The domestic worker was reportedly physically assaulted regularly, and made to sleep on the floor of a bathroom. When paid a visit by her family, the employers told them that she was not in the city.
She allegedly took a bite of food, which resulted in her employer beating her over the head with a sharp object, the Daily Pakistan reported.
After the maid fell unconscious, the employer allegedly tried to resuscitate her by electrocuting her using wires. Local TV reported that she was strangled before her body was dumped.
The public is demanding justice for the gruesome murder, with many commenting that many domestic workers are not treated humanely.
“This is beyond disgusting. The issue of domestic workers in South Asia is prevalent today and its sickening that they are being treated as if they are not human.
#JusticeforUzma,” Twitter user @ShahzadiSpeaks said.
— Faheem Raza (@FaheemRaxaRK) January 30, 2019
This is beyond disgusting. The issue of domestic workers in South Asia is prevalent today and its sickening that they are being treated as if they are not human. #JusticeforUzma
— IG: Shahzadi.Speaks (@ShahzadiSpeaks) January 30, 2019
“Her tongue was cut, her bones were broken and her chest had injuries…”
For God’s sake make public the names and address of the swines who did this. Let them be dragged in the streets and beaten to a pulp. #JusticeForUzma pic.twitter.com/mbwf2HCKpo
— Zanii Khan (@ZaniiKhan2) January 30, 2019
Can’t believe how much lower our morals can seep. Such people should be treated as worse as possible. What have we become? Why we have to do all this? Is being kind that hard? How can we treat anyone like that?
— Bilal (@enigmatic_being) January 30, 2019
These bloody busted women took the life of their young maid and all Pakistani wants justice for UZMA
The women who were behind all the torment must be sentenced in prison for life with no sympathy shown.#JusticeForUzma 😢 pic.twitter.com/hHXXcKkKS8
— Mian Waseem Ahmad (@MianWasi1) January 29, 2019
Featured image via Twitter / @FaheemRaxaRK