Protests erupt over rape, murder of 7-year-old girl in Pakistan


Shehbaz further said that all requirements of justice would be fulfilled pertaining to the death of two persons in the firing incidents during violent protests in the city.

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif expressed his dismay and agony over the current status of rape-murder case of eight-year-old Zainab, who's killers are still on the run.

Two people as demonstrators clashed with police in Kasur on Wednesday, hours before Zainab's funeral. No one, including the local police, sensitive agencies or news websites, is ready to own or disclose the source of the new video regarding the suspect.

Three police officers were arrested for opening fire on protesters instead of into the air. The gang had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted at least 280 children in the area, had blackmailed the families of the victims since 2009, and even sold video clips and images of the assault online.

The meeting was briefed on the brutal rape and murder case by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). As reporters surrounded them outside Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport, her grieving mother said: "I have nothing to say, I just want justice for my daughter".

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Her body was discovered from a trash pile on Jan 9.

Zainab, who was being looked after by a relative as her parents were away on a pilgrimage, was last known to have attended a tuition centre near her house in the Road Kot area on January 4.

Police at the time dubbed the murder a serial killing, but said they were not ruling out rape. "In the previous incidents, the forensic evidence also determines it and the modus operandi of carrying out such acts also determines it", spokesperson of Punjab province - where Kasur is located - Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan said.

A number of police officials have been transferred out of the region for failing to investigate complaints of missing children since 2015, when authorities uncovered what they said was a paedophile ring linked to a prominent local family.