Justice For Zainab: The Gruesome Rape And Murder Of A 7-Year-Old Girl Sends Shockwaves Across Pakistan

| January 11 , 2018 , 17:53 IST

Riots erupted in Kasur town of Pakistan on Wednesday as citizens furious over the brutal rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl Zainab came out in protest. This is the 12th such case in the city within one year.

As per a report in Dawn News, the post-mortem report of the child confirmed that she was raped before being murdered.

Zainab went missing on January 4 in Kasur, Punjab. Her body was found in a trash heap five days later. Preliminary post-mortem report suggested that the girl was raped multiple times before being strangled to death.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan took a suo-moto notice and ordered the head of Punjab’s police to compile and submit a report of the tragic incident within 24 hours. Pakistan’s Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted “COAS condemns cold blooded murder of innocent Zainab. Responding to appeal by the aggrieved parents to COAS, directs immediate all out support to civil administration to arrest the criminals and bringing them to exemplary justice.”

Angered at the fact that the culprit was not brought to justice, people went rampaging around the city, demanding that the culprits be immediately located and locked up. Two people were killed by gunshot wounds as angry protesters clashed with police, two others sustained bullet injuries.

People from all walks of life have come together to condemn the barbaric act demanding the culprit be brought to law.