Minor girl’s rape, murder flare angry protests in Kasur
KASUR (92 News) – At least two persons were killed and several others injured when police personnel opened firing after protest erupted across the city following the killing of a minor seven-year-old girl in Kasur.
The agitating protesters surrounded the office of District Police Officer (DPO) and District Coordination Officer (DCO).
They protesters vandalized public property and cars along with pelting stones at police officers.
Protesters while demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits chanted slogans against the authorities.
Earlier, the body of minor seven-year-old Zainab Ameen, resident of Kasur’s Shahbaz Khan Road was recovered from a garbage pile near few hundred meters from her house.
According to the postmortem report, the minor girl was strangled to death after being raped multiple times.
Zainab Ameen was kidnapped a few days ago when she had gone to her tuition centre. Locals believe that Zainab had either been sold or murdered after rape.
Lawyers have also boycotted judicial proceedings at district bar in protest and demanded early action into the matter.
The residents of Kasur now distressed due to the increasing incidents of kidnapping, rape and murder of minor girls, are now reluctant to send their daughters to schools and tuition centers.
This is the 11th kidnapping incident of minor girls in Kasur. The ages of the girls were reported to be between 5 to 8 years.
Eimaan Fatima, Fouzia, Noor Fatima, Sanna, Asma and Laiba were kidnapped from Kasur and its surroundings in 2017, and their dead bodies were recovered from different parts of the city later. The medical reports confirmed sexual assault with the minors.
Punjab Chief Minister
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif also took notice of the tragic incident and sought report from the authorities.
The chief minister also summoned a report from IG over the matter.
Shehbaz Sharif while chairing a meeting over the matter said that verbal commitments will not work anymore.
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif also strongly condemned the incident.
In her tweet, Maryam Nawaz said: “I hope and pray the culprits are not only brought to justice but made an example of.”
Chief Justice Lahore High Court
Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah also took notice of the issue and put out directives to relevant authorities.