The body of a seven-year-old Pakistani girl who had gone missing has finally been found in a rubbish dump. Zainab had been abducted from her home in Kasur, raped and strangled.
Following this, people took to streets to protest against the brutal gangrape and murder. The mob demanded that the culprit be hanged in public.
The girl’s parents left for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah when the girl was kidnapped.
She was raped multiple times and then strangled to death. Police recovered her body from a garbage heap near Zaki Ada
Her funeral prayer was also offered by Pakistan Awami Tehrik Chief Tahirul Qadri.
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On Wednesday, protesters armed with sticks and stones tried to break into the deputy commissioner’s office. In a bid to control the situation, police opened fire on the protesters, causing many to be injured. Two people have reportedly died of gunshots.
Amin Ansari, the girl’s father, returned to Pakistan on Wednesday and told the media that he wants justice for his daughter and it is only then that he will bury her
“For the last two years, we are living in fear, parents are scared to send their kids outside,” he said in televised comments.
He also accused police of only being concerned with the security of politicians and not acting against persons who had been identified in connection with his daughter’s killing.
11 such incidents
According to the local media, this is not a stray incident in Kasur. Eleven such cases have been reported in the area over a period of one year.
At least two people have been convicted in the case, in which authorities say hundreds of children in the district were abused.
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Social Media reacts
#JusticeForZainab became a top Twitter hashtag in the country as the outrage among people grew.
Heartbroken to hear about Zainab – a 7 year old child abused and brutally killed in Kasur, Pakistan. This has to stop. Gov and the concerned authorities must take action. #JusticeForZainab
— Malala (@Malala) January 10, 2018
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