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Pak erupts over minor’s rape, murder

Asian Age 2018-01-11 02:20:00

Islamabad: People took to streets after a seven-year-old Pakistani girl was raped and murdered in the Kasur district.

Enraged people took to the streets against the brutal murder of the seven-year-old girl after rape and demanded to hang the culprit in public.

Zainab was kidnapped six days ago from Road Kot when her parents left for Saudi Arabia to perform umrah. The girl was strangled to death after being raped.

Police officers recovered her body from a garbage heap near Zaki Ada whereas her funeral prayer was also offered by Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri.

Mr Qadri later said that Zainab’s murder was humanity’s insult. He held Punjab government responsible for the mishap and said the leaders had no right to stay in power now as they cannot secure the lives of the innocent people.

A shutter down strike was observed in the metropolis against the killing while enraged lawyers also boycotted judicial proceedings at district bar and urged
to take action into the matter.

Police resorted to aerial firing when violent protesters tried to storm commissioner office in Kasur. The eyewitnesses said that two people have been killed while three other sustained severe wounds in the clash.

The injured have been shifted to the hospital for medical assistance whereas the security personnel are busy in dispersing the locals.

A First Investigation Report (FIR) has also been lodged against the assailants on the directives of Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who strongly condemned the heinous act and also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

Lawyers boycotted judicial proceedings at district bar in protest and demanded early action into the matter.

Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Mansoor Ali Shah took notice of the incident and sought report from police officers and session judge in Kasur.