KARACHI: Police on Thursday arrested three more people in connection with a brutal rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Karachi, ARY News reported.
Body of a seven-year-old girl was found from Bhittaiabad area of Karachi on Tuesday. Medical examination confirmed that the minor girl was brutally tortured and raped for about a month before being strangled to death.
Police had earlier arrested two relatives of the deceased girl in connection with the rape and murder while three more people were arrested today.
An investigation team reached the victim’s house in Bhittaiabad and also recorded statement of the deceased’s sister.
The medico-legal report issued after the examination had said that the minor girl was brutally tortured and raped for about a month as her body has severe injury marks including those of cigarette burns.The cause of death was listed as asphyxiation due to strangulation.
The incident is the latest in several child abuse cases in the country. Earlier this year, Pakistan was shaken by rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari in Punjab province’s Kasur.
Kidnapped on January 4 and found from a garbage heap on January 9, Zainab’s autopsy report suggested that the minor was sexually assaulted before being strangulated to death.
On January 21, the Supreme Court gave three days’ time to a joint investigation team formed to probe the rape and murder of Zainab to track down the culprit.
The JIT arrested the culprit named Imran Arshad on January 23 after the DNA proved that he was behind the rape and murder of Zainab and at least eight other girls from Kasur.
He was sentenced to death over the heinous crime.
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