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.