7-year-old girl raped, strangled and left in a dumpster

Pakistan       by Haider Ali Sindhu | Published

According to police, Zainab went to a tuition centre near her house in Road Kot area last Thursday when someone abducted her. After the girl did not return home that night, family members registered an FIR the next day citing her disappearance.

The body of the minor child was found in a garbage dump days after she went missing from her home.

Two civilians were killed and several left injured in Pakistan's Kasur district Wednesday as police opened fire to disperse an angry mob protesting a minor's murder in the city. CCTV footage obtained by the family shows the girl walking with a stranger and holding his hand.

On January 9, a police constable recovered her body from a heap of rubbish. Protestors shouted slogans against the police and local parliamentarians.

While taking the notice, the CJP has directed IG Punjab to submit within 24 hours a report about the incident and subsequent death of protestors in police firing. "It seems some parts of Punjab have been turned into hell for children, especially girls but [the] Sharif brothers appear to have abandoned their duty as rulers", the PPP chairman said in a statement.

The case also triggered extreme criticism on social media as hundreds of thousands of people - including celebrities, activists and politicians - used the hashtag #JusticeForZainab to condemn the horrific incident of violence and demand action.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. They were even barred from being treated in local hospital. At least two people have been convicted in the case, in which authorities say hundreds of children in the district were abused.

This is what happens when you let punjab police murder innocent people in model town and no one is held accountable."Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, daughter of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari tweeted: "She was only 7 years old!"

They say five of them are linked to one suspect who is being hunted by hundreds of officers and DNA samples have been taken from 90 possible suspects.

Nobel Peace prize victor and activist for girls right to education, Malala Yousafzai demanded that the government take action.

Many shared a meme that told Zainab's story and named six other girls who were kidnapped and murdered in Kasur in 2017, before asking: "Look at this & decide what you want to use your voice on Social Media. What's the point for #JusticeForZainab when there are countless Rape & Murder cases in line for justice?"



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