A 17-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan was raped and strangled to death by members of a Muslim family because she didn’t carry out her assigned household chores to their satisfaction, according to a Pakistan-based group.
Citing a report Tuesday by the the private charity Christians in Pakistan, the Christian Post said the murder of Kainat Salamat, daughter of Salamat Masih, occurred last week in Kamonki, Gujranwala district.
The Christian family had given up their daughter to the Muslim family as an indentured servant because of their poverty, a common practice in Pakistan.
In a report to police, Masih said he arrived to visit his daughter at the home of Muhammad Asif, where she had worked since age 11.
The father said that he and another relative saw Asif, Asif’s wife, another woman, Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Tariq Pasran and Muhammad Ismael hold down Kainat’s legs and arms.
The Christian Post said the Muslim family tied a rope around the girl’s neck and strangled her despite her father’s pleas.
The father claimed his daughter was killed for failing to do the house cleaning properly.
The British Pakistani Christian Association said the girl’s body was taken to Civil Hospital Gujranwala where doctors found evidence she had suffered rape.