ISLAMABAD – Law enforcement agencies recovered Tayyaba – a 10-year-old maid who was allegedly tortured by the family of additional sessions’ judge – from a suburban area of the federal capital.

Tayyaba had mysteriously disappeared after the matter was highlighted and apex court took suo motu notice of it.

According to sources, police have taken custody of the child.

The whereabouts of the girl and her parents had become a mystery after the Supreme Court had summoned the child’s parents to appear in court.

The case of the alleged torture of the maid caught the media’s attention after she was recovered from the residence of Additional Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan.

The minor girl, whose face and hands bore torture marks, had initially denied being hurt by her employers. She told the police that she sustained a wound to her eye after falling from the stairs, while her hand was also burnt accidentally.