British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom have announced on Tuesday that they would provide financial support to the family of Zohra Shah – the eight-year-old who was “beaten to death” by employers.
The couple took to the official Instagram pledging their support for the family of the deceased girl revealing that that they were in contact Zohra’s father and assured him to help the poor family financially.
Makhdoom, on her Instagram story said, “Amir and I have personally contacted Zohra’s father and hoping to speak to him shortly. Thank you to everyone… especially the lawyers, barristers and human rights activists who are supporting us”.
“Loads of messages asking why they sent their 8 year old daughter to work.. they didn’t. The father has told us he has 6 kids… the father sent the daughter (Zohra Shah) to Islamabad with her Khala (aunty) to study there. The khala then put Zohra Shah to work… where she was beaten to death.”
“I am sending a member of the @amirkhanfoundation tomorrow to visit Zohra Shah’s father’s home, give our donations. We will take responsibility [for] the family… schooling the children & providing their needs,” Faryal added.
The duo has collected a sum of £13,769 of donations for Zohra’s family.
The eight-year-old domestic labourer was beaten to death in Rawalpindi by her employers after she accidently let some expensive parrots out of a cage, as reported by the local media.
Zohra was hired as caretaker of the child of a man identified as Hassan Siddiqui, who worked in buying and selling birds and property.
Earlier the police said that Siddiqui has confessed that he and his wife beat up the girl in a fit of rage.