Work unto Death

January 12, 2007

by Hana Shams Ahmed
[Daily Star, January 12, 2007]

No one has ever been convicted of murdering a home worker.

Five mysterious deaths took place in different parts of the capital city last month. All of the deaths took place in middle and upper-middle class homes of the so-called well-to-do families. And all of the victims were the poor, helpless modern day slaves of our society the silent, overworked and underpaid home workers. The news of their deaths went amazingly unnoticed, taking up little columns of our cold, morning newspapers.
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