Deadly protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old girl raped, killed

Protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old raped, murdered, body found in trash

Pak minor girl raped, murdered; protests break out

Two people were killed after the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Pakistan's Kasur town resulted in violent protests against perceived police inaction.

According to Geo News, a group of protesters forced their entry into the dera (political office) of Naeem Safdar Ansari and set fire to chairs and vehicles parked near the political office of the MPA.

A large number of people including politicians and religious scholars attended the funeral prayers.

Medico Legal Officer Quratulain Attique at the District Headquarters Hospital, where the autopsy was performed, said that this was the fourth such incidence they have witnessed in the last seven months.

Kasur is boiling with anger as the stick wielding protesters took to streets blocking roads forcing and enforcing market closures for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

As the attack on the police station and the subsequent clashes unfolded Wednesday, local TV broadcast footage showing police firing shots in the air and toward the stone-pelting mob, trying to disperse it.

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The body of Zainab Ansari was found several days after she went missing on 4 January, She was raped and strangled in the city of Kasur.

The girl's father, who was in Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage when the incident happened, appealed to the country's chief justice and army chief to provide justice to his late daughter. I want the culprits involved in this heinous crime behind the bars. "How many Zainabs will it take?" "We have to act swiftly to punish the guilty & ensure that our children are better protected".

This is not the first child murder in the Pakistani city of Kasur, (there are reports of 12 similar cases in just two years) and there's uproar from the Pakistani people who think the police could be doing more to put a stop to it.

The chief minister also ordered an inquiry into the incident and paid a visit to the minor's house to express his condolence.

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has strongly condemned cold blooded murder of minor girl Zainab in Kasur, and directed immediate all out support to civil administration to arrest the criminals and bringing them to exemplary justice.

Naz goes on to say that the 8-year-old's rape and murder will once again initiate regret, investigation, committees, commission, inquiry and suo moto but, "the truth is that the girl does not need your justice".

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