GUJRANWALA: The Police have arrested a landowner who resides in Adhurai village on Monday as he allegedly injured a minor labourer for demanding his wages.
The victim Ehtisham was a 14-year-old boy, he told the police that his employer, Mohammad Hussain, forcefully shoved his hand into a machine used to cut fodder when he asked for his money.
In his statement, Ehtisham stated that he was also beaten by the owner the other day when he went to collect his money.
A case has been registered at the Aimanabad police station under sections 337-F (injury), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The teenage boy was taken to Civil Hospital where doctors discharged him after one day. His condition is not critical but he would not be able to work for at least two months. He worked as a labourer at Hussain’s haveli.
The father of Ehtisham had previously claimed his son had not been paid wages for six months of work.
This is not the first case where minors are treated mercilessly by their owners. In January, hot tea was thrown at a 12-year-old boy by his owner for slacking on the job in Karachi’s local tea shop. The notice against the owner was soon taken by the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.