2 killed as riots erupt in Kasur after assault and murder of 7 year old Zainab

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    Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Wednesday took notice of the murder and alleged rape of a 8-year-old girl in Kasur.

    The murder of the minor girl — which according to the police took 5-6 days ago — had sparked protests and a shutter-down strike in Kasur on Wednesday. People from other parts of the county took to social media to share their anger and outrage over the murder, using the hashtag #JusticeForZainab.

    Protesters armed with sticks and stones have stormed the District Police Officer's (DPO) office in Kasur, reported DawnNews.

    Regional Police Officer (RPO) Kasur Zulfikar Muhammad confirmed that the girl, whose body was found on Tuesday, was strangled to death. He told the media that CM Punjab has told the forensic lab to expedite the process for Zainab's autopsy.

    "Naturally, there is also a certain amount of time that the processing will take; there is a certain amount of time that the lab takes," he said.

    "We have taken notice of the case; however, people need to keep their emotions in check and not aggravate the situation," said Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah while speaking to DawnNews.

    In the last one year, this is the 12th incident of this nature in a Kasur area (within a radius of two kilometres), where people are appalled at police inaction.

    The Senate Standing Committee on Interior as well as Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also took notice of the incident on Wednesday and ordered the Punjab police to take swift action.

    Committee Chairman Rehman Malik called the incident unforgivable and ordered that the Punjab police submit a report on the matter within the next five days.

    Malik also said that the Inspector General of Punjab should personally investigate the matter and treat it as a challenge.

    Zainab, 8, went to a tuition centre near her house in Road Kot area last Thursday when someone abducted her. Zainab's parents had gone to perform Umrah and, according to the family, were scheduled to return that very day.

    The panicked family got a footage showing Zainab with a stranger near Peerowala Road in the Saddar police jurisdiction. The video went viral on social media but no clue could be found.

    On Tuesday, a police constable deputed to trace the girl recovered her body from a heap of trash near Shahbaz Khan Road. Police said the girl seemed to have been killed four or five days ago.

    Police had sent the body to the District Headquarters Hospital for autopsy. A number of people had gathered in the hospital, where police reluctantly had handed over the body to the family because of apprehension of protest.

    As the word got around, traders shuttered their shops and staged a protest demonstration. Scores of other people also gathered at Steel Bagh Mor near the hospital and protested by keeping the body (in a pickup) in the middle of the road.

    They threw traffic out of gear by burning tyres on Ferozepur Road and chanted slogans against police and local parliamentarians for their alleged apathy.

    The District Bar Association (DBA) announced boycott of court proceedings on Wednesday (today) to express solidarity with the bereaved family and build pressure on the law-enforcement agencies to arrest the killer.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1382022/ju...n-alleged-rape
     
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    KASUR-Another minor girl was found murdered on Tuesday after rape here from Shehbaz Khan Road in Ghandra area, five days after she had gone missing under mysterious circumstances.

    Passersby spotted the dead body of a minor girl, later identified as seven-year-old Zainab, daughter of Muhammad Ameen Ansari, resident of Shehbaz Khan Road Kot. On information, the police rushed to spot and shifted the dead body to DHQ Hospital Kasur for autopsy.

    According to hospital sources, the autopsy confirmed that the minor girl was raped and then strangulated to death.

    Special police teams arrived from Lahore and collected evidence from the scene.

    Zainab had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on her way back home from a local seminary some five days ago. In the absence of her parents who have gone Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah, the family searched her everywhere but found no clue about the minor . Upon which they informed the police, which launched investigation but failed to make any headway in the search for the minor .

    Panic spread through the city and traders closed entire markets and business centre in shock, protesting against the rising incidents of minors killings after rape .

    The bereaved family members, flanked by traders and members of civil society staged a sit-in on Ferozepur Road, blocking the road for all kind of traffic.

    They lashed out at Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Inspector General of Police for their apathy and negligence to devise a strategy in the face of rising crime against children. They questioned the tall claims of the Punjab CM and the police chief regarding efficiency and capability of the police, saying the police have utterly failed to find any clue about the culprits in more than dozen cases of minor girls murder after rape in Kasur district alone over the past five months.

    A large number of women from different localities of the city also joined the protest and heaped criticism on the Punjab government for its failure to protect children. The protesting women chanted slogans and expressed sympathies with the bereaved parents.

    Among the protesters, a large number of lawyers warned that the legal fraternity would no more remain silent over the failure of the police and administration to check crime against children. They also announced a strike and boycott of court in the district on Wednesday (today) to lodge protest against the gruesome incident.

    The protesters demanded Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the rising crime against children, especially in Kasur district and police failure to bring the culprit to the book.

    On the occasion, the absence of Kasur Deputy Commissioner Saira Omer from the scene was also felt and people regretted that being head of the district, she should have turned up at the scene at least to console the bereaved family.

    Meanwhile, DPO Zulfiqar Ahmed condemned the incident as grotesque, saying it is a crime against the entire society. “The police stand by the bereaved family in this critical hour and promise that the culprit(s) whosoever he may be, will be traced and brought to the book at all costs,” the DPO pledged.

    https://nation.com.pk/10-Jan-2018/an...red-after-rape
     
  3. Omar
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    Seriously the laws of the country are completely twisted and unless they are not changed such things won't end.
     
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    Sickening, depressing. Kasur in the headlines for the wrong reasons once again
     
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    I saw the pictures yesterday and it is just heart breaking.

    All these are signs of Qayamat.
     
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    Kasur erupted in riots on Wednesday as its residents agitated against perceived police inaction following a social media storm over the alleged rape and murder of an 8-year-old resident of the city.

    Two people were killed as enraged protesters stormed the deputy commissioner's office with sticks and stones, while two others were injured in the clashes.

    The brutal murder of the girl has incited anger among residents as it is the 12th such case to occur within a two kilometre radius in the city in the last year.

    Kasur had also made local and international headlines in 2015 when a gang of paedophiles running a child sex ring was busted in the city.

    The gang had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted at least 280 children in the area, had blackmailed the families of the victims since 2009, and even sold video clips and images of the assault online.

    Zainab, 8, was last known to have attended a tuition centre near her house in the Road Kot area last Thursday on Jan 4, after which she was allegedly abducted. Zainab's parents had gone to perform Umrah, according to the family.

    Her panicked family received footage showing her with a stranger near Peerowala Road, a video which has since gone viral on social media.

    On Tuesday, a police constable deputed to trace the girl recovered her body from a heap of trash near Shahbaz Khan Road.

    Police said the girl seemed to have been killed four or five days ago, and sent her body to the District Headquarters Hospital for an autopsy where a number of people had gathered.

    Police had reluctantly handed her body over to the family due to apprehension over a protest.

    A first information report was registered against the disappearance of the girl on Jan 5, with the victim's paternal uncle as the complainant in the case. Murder charges were added to the FIR on Jan 9, after the victim's body was recovered.

    Police told Dawn that DNA samples from the victim's body have been dispatched for forensic testing. Police have dubbed the murder a serial killing, but are not ruling out rape. Further information will be available once an autopsy report is issued.

    Regional Police Officer (RPO) Kasur Zulfikar Muhammad confirmed that the girl was strangled to death. He told the media that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the forensic lab to expedite the process for Zainab's autopsy.

    "Naturally, there is also a certain amount of time that the processing will take; there is a certain amount of time that the lab takes," he said. It generally takes 24-48 hours for an autopsy to take place and a report to be issued.

    The recovery of Zainab's body on Tuesday ignited protests and a shutter-down strike in the city.

    As word got around, traders shuttered their shops and staged a protest demonstration. Scores of other people also gathered at Steel Bagh Mor near the hospital and protested with the girl's body in the middle of the road. They also threw traffic out of gear by burning tyres on Ferozepur Road and chanted slogans against police and local parliamentarians for their alleged apathy.

    Today, enraged citizens armed with sticks and stones stormed the deputy commissioner's office in protest over police inaction.

    At least two protesters were killed in the ensuing clashes, and two others injured, hospital sources said.

    People from other parts of the county took to social media to share their anger and outrage over the murder, using the hashtag #JusticeForZainab.

    Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah appealed for calm, saying the provincial government had "taken notice of the case".

    "People need to keep their emotions in check and not aggravate the situation," he advised.

    The law minister appeared optimistic that the perpetrators would be arrested within the next eight to 10 hours, and said that the culprit seemed to have been an acquaintance of the family.

    He added that a child's safety is its parents' responsibility.

    Rights activist Farzana Bari observed that people "feel unsafe" and "have lost all trust in state institutions".

    "These people that are protesting do not have a leader, they are not being led," she pointed out. "They are all protesting because they feel unsafe."

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed while speaking to DawnNews said the culprits in such cases "should be found and hanged" so that such incidents don't occur again.

    PTI's chief whip Shireen Mazari at a press conference in Islamabad raised questions over the conduct of police in the city. "Where was the police when the girl went missing?" she asked.

    Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Tahirul Qadri performed the funeral prayers for the victim. Television footage showed thousands of people gathered for Zainab's funeral.

    'Unforgivable' incident
    Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif and the Senate Standing Committee on Interior took notice of the incident today and ordered the Punjab police to take swift action.

    Sharif directed the inspector general of Punjab to bring the culprits to task as soon as possible and to submit an investigation report on the matter.

    Senate Committee Chairman Rehman Malik called the incident unforgivable and ordered that the Punjab police submit a report on the matter within the next five days.

    Malik also said that the Inspector General of Punjab should personally investigate the matter and treat it as a challenge.

    The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl on Wednesday presented adjournment motions in the Senate and the National Assembly to discuss the failure of the government and local law enforcers to recover Zainab.

    "The tragedy happened because the girl was not recovered in time," the adjournment motion claimed. "This is not the first time such an incident has taken place in Kasur."

    The District Bar Association (DBA) has announced a boycott of court proceedings today to express solidarity with the bereaved family and build pressure on the law-enforcement agencies to arrest the killer.
     
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    Shocking heartbreaking sickening case. Jaahil scum.

    I hope the perpetrators are flogged and hung in public.
     
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    Until & unless our system is such that all the responsible persons are taken to task first and then the culprits such tragedies won't stop. In this particular case CM of Punjab, IG Punjab, Home Minister Punjab and Chief Justice Lahore High court should be behind bars if the culprits are not caught in 48 hours. With power comes responsibility and its high time these people should face the heat for not doing their jobs.

    Since Morning when I saw this tragic news I can't think straight. I am also a father of 7 years old girl. They are so innocent and loving the daughters. How can someone even think of hurting such angels? We humans are worse than animals. Shame on all of us that we live in such societies.

    By Allah if I ever got hold of this guy I will skin him alive and I will feed his own body parts to him. We need to make examples of such animals.
     
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    What a sickening act. Heart breaking stuff. I too have a 7 year old girl at home. This is beyond belief that one person can even think of such an act never mind commit it. Depressing stuff to read.
     
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    What in the world have the authorities been doing all this time?
     
  12. Mohsin
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    Involved.

    In relation to the issue of video clips issue from a couple of years ago; PMLN MPA involved directly. Any mother that went to the police to complain over their son/daughter being molested/abused/raped had their child put behind bars.

    This is what happens when you dont have a police force but personal servants to political parties.
     
  13. Mo Iqbal
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    I am lost for words.

    I also have a 7 year old daughter at home with this report really upsetting.

    The culprit needs to be caught ASAP with the hanging in done in the general public so this kind of bigarity is never done again.
     
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    Sickening and heinous acts - the swine who committed this ghastly act doesn't deserve to live in a civilized society. Should be hanged on a street corner and it should broadcast live.
     
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    The perpetrator is still out there, it’s crazy.
     
  17. Passionate Pakistani
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    12 days nd still the guy hasnt been caught. What a joke. Why dont they just do dna tests of all adults in qasoor or tht particular area.

    If you watch the video, its someone known to the girl as she was happily walking towards him and playing along. So must be someone from around area.

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    Prime suspect in Zainab murder case arrested, police sources say

    A suspect whose DNA matches with samples taken from the body of six-year-old Zainab Amin, who was raped and murdered in Kasur earlier this month, has been arrested, DawnNews reported on Tuesday citing police sources.

    On January 4, Zainab went missing after leaving her house on Kasur's Road Kot area for her maternal aunt's house a few minutes away for religious lessons.

    A few days later, the victim's body was recovered from a trash heap. An autopsy confirmed that she was strangled to death. It suggested that she had been raped before being killed.

    The suspect arrested today is a resident of the same area as where Zainab's house is located and lives very close to the aunt's house, the sources said.

    The suspect's appearance matches the appearance of an individual seen with Zainab in CCTV footage recovered by police, according to police sources.

    He was arrested as part of the investigation earlier but was let go, the sources said, adding that he was arrested again after more evidence was collected.

    His name has been sent to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, the sources said.

    Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, while speaking to DawnNews, neither confirmed nor denied the reports. He said the Punjab government would brief the media on the matter itself.

    A representative from the Punjab government said that the suspect was arrested from Pakpatan. He added that a detailed forensic report will be available at 7pm and only then will he be able to confirm the reports.

    Zainab's rape and murder had sparked outrage in Kasur and across the country. The day her body was found, protesters had taken to the streets in Kasur, agitating against perceived police inaction.

    The police had gone into overdrive, scrambling for leads to solve the heinous crime. Earlier, the investigation team formed to probe the crime had arrested a 23-year-old suspect. However, he was released after a DNA report cleared him.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1384759/prime-suspect-in-zainab-murder-case-arrested-police-sources-say
     
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    Roast alive this Monster in public.
     
  21. ASLI-PATHAN
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    He had accepted and DNA matched in rape & murders of 8 small girls. His trail should be very fast track basis and should get his due punishment within days. If it is upto me I will not allow him any trail or defense. Will burn him alive.
     
  22. Mohsin
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    DNA match should be made public. Make sure this isnt a torture confession whilst the real scum walks free
     
  23. ASLI-PATHAN
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    They showed it live in a press conference.
     
  24. iAd
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    Shahbaz Sharif stopped Zainab's father from talking during the press conference. Here is the video:
     
  25. Munna
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    Shocking... was the father saying something already when he turned off his mic?
     
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    Details of this case are truly sickening and what Zainsb went through. If there’s a DNA match what more do they need. Should start the hanging proceedings.
     
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    He was about to speak before SS turned of the mike. Later on he said SS didn't let me speak, all I wanted to say is hang my daughter's killer in public.
     

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