Three women were sent to jail for murdering their young house maid after they confessed to committing the crime.
A 16-year-old house maid Uzma was brutally murdered by her employers because she took a bite of food from the plate of the younger daughter of the matriarch of the house.
SP Iqbal Town Division Ali Raza unveiled the details of the horrific murder of Uzma. He said that Mahrukh hit Uzma over the head with a kitchen utensil after which her condition started to deteriorate rapidly. Instead of taking her to a hospital, Aima and Rehana strangled her to death and then dumped the body in a sewerage drain.
Police arrested bank officer Mahrukh, her daughter Aima and her sister-in-law Rehana the day after the incident took place.
At the time, Uzma’s family alleged that the victim was murdered by Mahrukh at whose home she had been working for two months. Two days before the minor’s body was discovered, Mahrukh called Uzma’s family and told them that the girl had fled the house after committing a robbery.
Mahrukh’s story helped the police reach the reality as she had launched an FIR against Uzma accusing her of stealing money and running away from her home.
Mahrukh had told the police that her husband had died three years back. Her doubtful statement was exposed when the police went to her home for investigation and found out that she was mother of one-year-old baby.
This made the police suspicious of her whole statement regarding the theft.
The next day her body was spotted by some locals in the drain and they alert the police.
Her body was later sent for a post-mortem which confirmed that her death was caused by head injuries.
Later police took Mahrukh into custody, interrogated her and then she confessed to committing crime. She told police that her daughter and sister-in-law were also involved in the murder.
The Police then registered a case on the complaint of the deceased Uzma’s father.