FAISALABAD – Tayyaba, a 10-year-old girl and her parents have been mysteriously disappeared from their residence in Faisalabad, reports said on Thursday.
Tayyaba, who was employed and tortured by a sitting judge of the lower courts and his family, and her parents were discovered missing when the Child Protection Bureau arrived at the residence to the take the child into their custody.
People present at the residence said they were unaware of the family’s whereabouts.
A medical board comprising doctors from PIMS Hospital was also set up on Wednesday to examine Tayyaba.
On Wednesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar took suo moto notice of alleged torture on Tayyaba and sought a detailed report from Registrar Islamabad High Court within 24 hours.
The girl’s father said before the court that he forgave the judge and his wife, and had “no objections” to the court granting bail to the suspects. In an unexpected turn of events, he claimed that he had conducted his own investigation into the matter and found that the case was false.
The case was highlighted by the media after shocking pictures of the girl stormed the internet. Afterwards, the police took the girl into custody after recovering her from the judge’s house.
In a First Information Report, however, she stated that she had been living at the judge’s house for nearly two years.
She claimed that she was often beaten up in the house. Most recently, she alleged ‘Mano Baji’ shoved her hands onto a burning stove and then beat her after a broom went missing in the judge’s house.
Disclosing the shocking details regarding her captivity, she said the owners of the house usually locked her up in a storeroom at night in addition to starving and thrashing her.