Weekend Reads Riots over child's murder in Pakistan

00:26  11 january  2018
00:26  11 january  2018 Source:   bbc.com

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Picture of Zainab. Permission to use granted by family.: Seven-year-old Zainab was raped and murdered© BBC Seven-year-old Zainab was raped and murdered

Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur.

The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she went missing. She had been raped and strangled.

Angry demonstrators say the authorities are doing little to stem the spate of abductions, sexual assaults and killings.

Police in Kasur say there have been 12 similar murders in the past two years.

Protesters in Kasur: Protesters say the authorities are doing little to stop the killings© BBC Protesters say the authorities are doing little to stop the killings

They say five of them are linked to one suspect who is being hunted by hundreds of officers and DNA samples have been taken from 90 possible suspects.

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Zainab murder : Riots in Pakistan ' s Kasur after child rape and killing. Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur.

Two protesters have died in rioting over a child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur. The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found in a rubbish dump on Tuesday, several days after she went missing.

The two protesters were killed after police shot at an angry crowd attempting to storm a police headquarters in Kasur, about 20km (12 miles) south of Lahore.

Zainab went missing on her way to a Koran recital. Her body was found about 2km from her home.

However, Zainab's family say the police did not take action after they reported her disappearance and it was relatives who recovered CCTV footage of Zainab's movements before she disappeared, not the police.

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The footage showing a girl being led by the hand by a man was circulated widely on social media.

"If the police would have acted immediately, the culprit would have been caught," Zainab's father told Geo TV as he arrived back in the capital Islamabad from Saudi Arabia, where he had been on a pilgrimage.

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Two protesters have died in rioting over the latest in a series of child murders in the Pakistani city of Kasur. The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found

Riots Turn Deadly After the Rape and Murder of a 7-Year-Old Girl in Pakistan . Police in Kasur have recorded 12 similar murders over the past two years, and believe at least five of the cases can be Heartbroken to hear about Zainab – a 7 year old child abused and brutally killed in Kasur, Pakistan .

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