Asad Shah Jeelani, a member of an influential group of saints in Pakistan, was arrested for allegedly torturing and killing his 10-year-old domestic help. Jeelani is a member of the Pirs of Ranipur in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
Asad Shah Jeelani was arrested after his 10-year-old domestic help, Fatima Furiro, was found dead at his home in Ranipur. Fatima was assigned to work at Asad’s haveli, where she was found dead. Her family is believed to be followers of the Pir of Ranipur.
Soon after her death, video clips of Fatima’s body bearing signs of torture went viral on social media. In one of the videos, the girl was also seen in a severely injured state. The video showed her struggling to sit up on her bed and then collapsing, local media reported.
“My daughter was subjected to the worst form of torture for many days by the Pirs of Ranipur and died due to multiple injuries,” her mother Shabana was quoted as saying by Geo News.
Based on the mother’s complaint, the police filed a case and arrested Asad Shah Jeelani.