Protest breaks out after murder of six-year old girl in Karachi

KARACHI: Protesters clashed with police in Manghopir area of the metropolis on Tuesday a day after the body of a six-year-old girl, who was allegedly beaten up and subjected to sexual assault was found on Monday.SSP Umar Shahid said father of the girl had nominated three people while police have arrested two of them. He said the search for the third suspect was ongoing.A spokesman for Police Inspector General said the IG has sought a report from the local police officials.TV footage showed protesters pelting the policemen with stones , blocking roads and chanting slogans.Police resorted to aerial firing and baton charge after protesters gathered near Kati Pahari area and clashed with officers.Two people with gunshots wounds were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment.Sources in the police department said some people were trying to politicized the issue.Rangers were also sent to the area to maintain peace.On Monday, Orangi Town Division SP Abid Ali Baloch told The News that residents of Khairabad spotted a suspicious thing in the forest so they informed the police about it. SP Baloch said a team of the Manghopir police arrived on the spot and found the body, following which they took it to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination.The officer said the girl’s body was at least six days old, adding that there were signs of physical and sexual torture on it. He said the police suspected that the victim was beaten up and raped somewhere else before her body was dumped in the forest.He added that no female medico-legal officer was available at the hospital, because of which the police were facing delays in ascertaining the cause of the minor girl’s death. The SP said the girl was yet to be …read more

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