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Hindu girl raped, killed in Pak Punjab

The aggrieved family staged a protest outside the hospital.

A nine-year-old Hindu girl was raped and killed in Punjab province of Pakistan, officials said Sunday.
Basti Kata, a resident of Mauza Ghunia in Rahim Yar Khan district, located 400 km from provincial capital Lahore, said his daughter went missing while playing outside his home on Thursday.

Kata registered a missing person’s report. On Saturday, some of Kata’s relatives found the girl’s body in an open field.
Police took the body to a state-run hospital in Khanpur, where the doctor on duty refused to perform an autopsy. The aggrieved family staged a protest outside the hospital. Following the intervention of the local administration, the doctor conducted an autopsy that confirmed rape. “It appears the girl died while being raped,” the doctor said.

First published on: 20-01-2014 at 02:01:25 am
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