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Anger In Pakistan After 8-Year-Old Girl Is Raped, Killed

Anger In Pakistan After 8-Year-Old Girl Is Raped, Killed

Riots had erupted in Pakistan's Punjab province on Wednesday over police inaction after the body of Zainab was found dumped in the trash after being raped multiple times. In all the cases, the victims' bodies were thrown into buildings under construction near their residences.

Two people died in clashes with security forces.

The girl's parents who were in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, the smaller pilgrimage, arrived in Pakistan.

The incident which shook the whole country and made headlines around the world was widely condemned and calls for justice echoed on social media and other platforms. REUTERS/Akhtar SoomroPeople chant slogans and hold signs to condemn the rape and killing of 7-year-old girl Zainab Ansari in Kasur, during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan January 11, 2018.

An eight-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in is thought to have been the victim of a serial killer. I want justice. I don't know anything else.

Among those voicing anger was the cricket star and politician Imran Khan who tweeted: 'The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society.

Kasur made global headlines in 2015 when a gang of paedophiles running a child sex ring was busted, Dawn has reported.




It was the twelfth case of a girl being abducted, raped and killed in the past year in the district, police said. When Zainab was missing her, uncle Muhammad Adnan reported an FIR on Jan 4 in Sadar Police Station of Kasur.

Following the violence and increasing global attention in the case, the hashtag #JusticeForZainab began trending worldwide, and famous Pakistani figures including Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai and members of the national cricket team joined a chorus of disgust at the crime. The inconsolable parents have said that they will not bury their girl until justice is served. "Punjab government must take immediate action and bring culprits to justice", tweeted another Pakistan journalist Salman Masood.

At least two people have been convicted in connection with that case, in which authorities say hundreds of children in the district were abused.

In a condemnation posted on Twitter, PTI chief stated: "This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened".

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has assured Zainab's family that an investigation has been opened and that the culprit [s] will soon be caught, Ansari said.

The Punjab government has offered a reward of 10m rupees (£66,460) for information leading to the killer's capture, as well as compensation for the protesters killed on Wednesday.


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