Pakistan murder: Minor was sodomised, strangled to death, reveals autopsy report

The seven-year-old was abducted last week when she went to a religious tuition near her house in Punjab province's Kasur district. Her body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Pakistan rape and murder People light candles in memory of the seven-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kasur. (Source: AP)

Even as protests entered the second day in Pakistan over the murder of a seven-year-old girl, a postmortem examination confirmed that the victim was sexually assaulted before she was strangled to death, Dawn reported. District Headquarters Hospital’s MeMedico-Legal officer Dr Quratulain Attique told Dawn that there were marks of torture on the child’s face, congestion in her muscles and her tongue was badly bruised and injured as it was pressed between her teeth.

The seven-year-old was abducted last week when she went to a religious tuition near her house in Punjab province’s Kasur district. Her body was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday. The Dawn report mentioned that the minor might have been dead for two to three days. Even though the report did not confirm rape, the doctor said the victim’s hymen was ruptured and she might have been sodomised. There was mud, fecal matter and blood found on her body, Attique said.

Pakistan rape and murder People attend the funeral of a Pakistani girl who was raped and killed, in Kasur, Pakistan, on Wednesday. (Source: AP)

Meanwhile, the government went into damage-control mode on Thursday as protests turned violent, leading to the death of two people as they tried to storm the deputy commissioner’s office and clashed with police. Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif has announced a financial aid of Rs 3 million to the families of those killed by firing, and said that jobs would be given to two members of each family, Dawn reported. “We have registered a murder case against four policemen involved in the killing of two protesters,” the police said.

The girl’s father, who was away in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah when the incident happened, slammed the police for its callous attitude, prompting the administration to rope in officials from the military and ISI to trace the killers. “My daughter could have been saved had police acted when she was abducted on January 5,” PTI quoted Muhammad Amin as saying. He said he had no faith in Punjab police to trace the killers of his daughter. “Police was quick to open fire on the people seeking justice for my daughter but showed it’s routine callous attitude to trace her when she had gone missing,” he said.

Amin also appealed to the Pakistan Chief Justice, who has taken suo moto notice of the matter, and the Army Chief to take note of the incident since he had no faith in the Punjab government.

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The Punjab government announced a reward of 10 million Pakistani rupees for providing information on the killers. The horrific incident triggered a public outrage throughout the country with people demanding justice for the child. The protesters attacked the outhouse of a ruling PML-N legislator in Kasur and set ablaze his two cars. They also ransacked a district hospital in Kasur. In Lahore, angry demonstrators blocked Ferozpur Road suspending the metro bus service. In Rawalpindi, traffic remained suspended for several hours as protesters demanded justice for her.

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In a different kind of protest, Kiran Naz, a TV anchor, brought her daughter to a news programme and blamed the government’s inefficiency, calling the incident a murder of humanity. “Today, I am not your news anchor Kiran Naz, today I am here as a mother. This is why I am sitting here with my daughter,” she said. “It is true when they say that the smallest coffins are the heaviest and entire Pakistan is burdened by the weight of her coffin.”

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  1. Abraham K
    Jan 12, 2018 at 1:32 am
    So, they are learning these habits from our North Indian beasts. After all, aren't they neighbours?
    1. Akash Sharma
      Jan 12, 2018 at 4:06 am
      There is no data to suggest that there are more rapes in north compared to south of India . But your this post proves that you are fundamentally a racist person . God bless you .
    2. P. S.
      Jan 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm
      Jab ye sab hota raha........Bhagwan bhi chup raha...or Khuda bhi.
      1. Muftkhor By Choice
        Jan 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm
        Rape on the girl child is permitted in Islam. Muhammad was paedophile himself.
        1. Jigsaw Kemerton
          Jan 12, 2018 at 12:05 am
          What about Hindu child rapists in India? Ah, they mostly happen to be Hindutva beasts?
        2. Aveo Rock
          Jan 11, 2018 at 10:41 pm
          its sad and unfortunate incidence, but what can you expect from madrssa education that rapist just follows Muham_mad who also did with Ais ha at age of six. Sahih Bukhari 5:58:236 Narrated Hisham's father: Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed (sic -- consummated) that marriage when she was nine years old. Sahih Bukhari 7:62:64 Narrated 'Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death). Sahih Bukhari 7:62:65 Narrated 'Aisha: that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old. Hisham said: I have been informed that 'Aisha remained with the Prophet for nine years (i.e. till his death)." what you know of the Quran (by heart)'
          1. Factfully Indian
            Jan 11, 2018 at 9:32 pm
            My deepest condolences and prayers for the young girls soul.... What has happened with humans? Even animals don't behave like this...
            1. Jigsaw Kemerton
              Jan 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm
              Animals don't do these things. Only humans do. There are some sickos like this one within the BJP Hindutva ring that prey on people.
              1. Akash Sharma
                Jan 12, 2018 at 4:05 am
                Jogsaw - It just shows that you are so full of hatred against certain party / community that you bring that topic anywhere when it's not even remotely related . I am also surprised that you got few likes on your post and that shows you are not alone in this hate-land . God gives you strength to live with this fire of hatred .
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