Pictures of 10-year-old Tayyaba's horrifically bruised face caused outrage in Pakistan when they were first uploaded to Twitter in late 2016.
She had been working as a "child maid" in the home of a judge and his wife.
However, too many of these wicked abusers are not brought to justice. Why?
In Pakistan, most criminal cases are filed by victims or their families, rather than by the state. That means, for many crimes, they have the right to drop the charges by stating they forgive the suspects "in the name of God". In fact, lawyers say the real reason is normally that they are paid off.
That's exactly what the West is missing: that awesome Islamic justice!
The most disgusting part of the entire sordid story:
Tayyaba had told officials she had been beaten but her father, Azam, was insistent that the couple employing her couldn't be guilty.
"What she said to us was, 'I fell down the staircase,' not that she was beaten."
That's right. The father refused to stand up for his daughter! The revolting son of a bitch called his viciously abused daughter a liar.
The "truth", he says, is that Tayyaba did tell him she was beaten.
"She said that the judge's wife had burnt her with an iron, and didn't give her a bed at night."
[...] I tried to pin Tayyaba's father down as to why he was only now saying this. He said he was fed up with telling lies, and wanted to take custody of his daughter again. But he also admitted it was because the alleged promises to help lift his family out of poverty never materialised.
A rich couple use a poor girl like a slave and repeatedly assault her. Once the horrific photos are in the open, the courts take the case. The vile father throws his innocent daughter under the bus for a baksheesh that never materializes!
Welcome to Pakistan.