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16-year-old housemaid ‘poisoned to death’ in Karachi

KARACHI-A 16-year-old housemaid Sonia was allegedly raped and poisoned to death by her
employers in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal, the mother claimed on Tuesday. According to details,
the body of 16-year-old Sonia – a housemaid in bungalow in Gulshan-e-Iqbal 13-C – was shifted
to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medical examination.
In a statement to police, the victim’s mother claimed that Sonia went to work on Sunday
morning as usual.
“When she returned home, her condition seemed critical,” she said, adding that they immediately
shifted her to JPMC. However, the mother said, she died during the treatment.

Meanwhile, the police said investigation was underway to determine the cause of housemaid’s
death. The victim’s family has accused the employer’s sons of raping Sonia and poisoning her to
death, the police said.

Source: The Nation