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Pakistan: Minor girl burnt alive after allegedly being raped in Chichawatni, dies

Pakistan: Minor girl burnt alive after allegedly being raped in Chichawatni, dies

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2018, 04:06 pm

Islamabad, Apr 10 (IBNS): A Pakistani girl, who was burnt alive after being allegedly raped, died at a hospital in Pakistan's Lahore city on Monday, media reports said on Tuesday.

"Residents of the area and the victim's family members took to the streets to protest the gruesome murder. A complete strike was also observed in Chichawatni," reported Dawn News.

Demanding for justice, protesting residents were seen holding banners in their hands and raising slogans.

The eight-year-old victim had gone missing from her Chichawatni residence since Sunday.

She left her home to buy some sweets and did not return, reports said.

She was later found in an unconscious condition with burns all over her body.

She was initially taken to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital. However, the victim was later shifted to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore for treatment.

Dawn News quoted doctors reported that the girl had received 70 to 80 per cent burns and passed away during treatment on Monday.

Her post-mortem is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

Sahiwal District Police Officer Mohammad Atif Ikram told Dawn News that police had filed a case and took a suspect into custody.

He told the Pakistan-based newspaper that a murder case has been filed whereas rape charges will be added after receiving the forensic report.

He said the culprits will be arrested soon.

Reminder of Zainab Tragedy

People in Pakistan were left horrified in January when six-year-old Zainab was abducted, raped and then murdered in Kasur area of the country.

Kasur witnessed protest after body of Zainab was found in a garbage heap.

Politicians from different political parties have condemned the incident.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC), which was hearing the rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab, gave death sentence to  Imran Ali Naqshbandi  in its verdict in February.

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