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Post : Pakistan convicts ex-judge, wife of torturing child servant
URL : http://nationalpost.com/pmn/pmn-news/pakistan-convicts-ex-judge-wife-of-torturing-child-servant
Posted : April 17, 2018 at 12:08 am
Author : The Associated Press
Tags : AP
Categories : PMN News, PMN World

ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani high court has convicted a former judge and his wife of torturing a 10-year-old child working as a servant at their home and sentenced them to a year in prison.

Justice Aamer Farooq of the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday also fined the couple -- former deputy district judge Raja Khurram and his wife Maheen -- the sum of 100,000 Pakistani rupees, about $900.

The case of the girl, Tayyaba, first made headlines when police rescued her in 2016 from the judge's residence in Islamabad, following complaints from neighbours.

Initially her parents struck a deal to pardon the couple but the Supreme Court, which also acts as a supervisory tribunal, ordered a retrial.

Prosecutor Tariq Jahangiri said the verdict was reached after a retrial that lasted one year.

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