Minor girl raped, murdered in Kasur: CM takes notice, directs authorities to immediately arrest culprits


KASUR, Jan 10 (TNS): A seven-year-old girl was raped multiple times and then murdered in Kasur.

According police sources, the minor, a resident of Rod Kot area of Kasur, was kidnapped on her way to tuition centre on January 5. Her body was found in a garbage pile near Kashmir Chowk after four days.

According to the initial postmortem report, the minor was strangled to death after being raped, adding that the girl was raped multiple times.

According to family sources, when the incident occurred the minor’s parents were in Saudi Arabia, where they had gone to perform Umrah.  After hearing about the incident, the parents are expected to return to the country.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, taking notice of the incident, ordered authorities to immediately arrest culprits.

“Arrest the culprit and start the investigation against them,” he said.

The CM also summoned a report from IG over the matter. The culprits won’t be able to escape punishment, he said.

CM expressed grief with the parents of the deceased girl. “Justice for the parents will be dispensed at all costs,” he said, adding that he will personally look after the case investigation.

After the story started to make rounds, people took to the streets and staged a protest over the incident. The protesters blocked the roads and closed the market. Incident of protesters pushing police officers were also reported near Ferozepur Road.

One of the protesters shared that seven minor girls were kidnapped last year yet the police failed to arrest a single suspect.

The protest was called off after eight hours when the police assured the people that the suspects would be arrested.