8-year old girl raped and strangled in Pakistan

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11 Jan 2018

Pakistan: Protests erupt after 8-year old raped, murdered and dumped

The brutal rape and murder of an 8-year old girl in Kasur, a small town located in Pakistan's Punjab province, triggered violent protests.

Two people reportedly died as the police fired at the mob in a bid to control the violence.

The situation in Kasur has been violent since police found the girl's body dumped in garbage on January 4.

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What happened?

The girl was reportedly raped multiple times and strangled. At the time of the incident, her family was in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage. After returning to Pakistan, her father told the media that he would not bury the child's body, till justice is served.

Backstory

Zainab was raped multiple times and then strangulated to death

Zainab disappeared on January 4 while returning from tuition in Pakistan's Kasur town.

A constable found her body in a garbage heap on Tuesday. Police suspected that she was raped multiple times and strangulated to death.

People stormed the deputy commissioner's office on Wednesday in protest. Retaliating, police opened fire, killing two and injuring several others.

The situation in Kasur has been tense since.

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25 Jan 2018

Pakistan: Man who raped, murdered eight-year-old behind seven other crimes

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Kasur city of Pakistan's Punjab province, whose DNA matched samples taken from eight minor girls sexually assaulted and murdered in the area recently.

Imran Ali's samples have also matched those taken from the eight-year-old girl raped and murdered over 10 days ago, a crime which shook Pakistan.

Ali, who was known to the victim's family, has confessed.

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