Kidnapping, rape and murder of another 5-year-old angers Karachi

The five-year-old victim, Marwah, had been kidnapped and raped before being murdered and torched.

On Sunday, a minor girl\\’s burnt body was recovered from a trash heap on an empty plot in Karachi\\’s Old Sabzi Mandi area. The five-year-old victim of suspected rape and mutilation, Marwah, was reported missing from the same place two days before her lifeless body was found.

PIB police station Station House Officer (SHO), Shakir Husain, said:

The five-year-old victim, Marwah, had been kidnapped and raped before being murdered and torched.

Marwah\\’s body was taken to Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre for post-mortem examination. The autopsy report revealed that the victim had been sexually assaulted before blows to the head killed her.

SHO Shakir Hussain reported:

One person has been taken into custody for questioning.

The incident of child abuse angered the residents of the Old Sabzi Mandi area, and they staged a protest on the Main University Road after Marwah\\’s burial in the morning. The main road from Hasan Square to New Town was closed for traffic, and men carrying sticks directed the commuters to opt for alternative routes.

According to media reports, PTI lawmaker, Jamaluddin Siddiqi, attended the protest and said:

The SSP Investigation (East), Farrukh Ali, has met with the protesters and reassured them that a man had been arrested. His DNA samples have been sent to a lab at the University of Karachi to ascertain his criminal involvement. I have requested the demonstrators to clear the road for traffic, but they continue to protest the brutal incident.

On the other hand, demonstrators maintaining their demand for justice for Marwah, recalled the previous child abuse incident when the entire nation had come together to find the person responsible for the brutal assault. In 2018, a six-year-old girl, Zainab Ansari, was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in Kasur. A month-long search followed before Zainab\\’s rapist, and the murderer was found and hanged in October 2018.

It should be noted that earlier this year, the Senate approved the Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Bill, 2019, paving the way for the child protection legislation. Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Agency (ZARRA) was established to issue an alert and maintain an online database for a reported missing or abducted child.

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  • mere hisab se jahan tak mujhe nazar araha sab mile huwe hai goverment nam ki hai , kiya yeh hai naya pakistan , jahan mehangai aur chote bachon ka rape kar rahe hai asal mein yeh jitne kamine log jo bachon k sath kaam karte hai un ko mere hisab se kore parne chahiyeh jahan tak mar na jaye, kaha gaya tha naya pakistan kon sa pakistan aur kahan ka pakistan jahan tak mujhe lagta hai yeh pakistan nai kuch aur hai jahan azeyat di jati hai mehangai kahana peeni sab mehanaga main bachpan se sunta aya hn qanoon ko hath mein nai lena, lekin qanoon waloon ne he tamasha banaya hota, agar kisi governor ya phir kisi SP ki beti hoti toh ek gante mein karachi idhar se udhar hojata magar woh dhon nikalte , han woh kehte hai apna aur apna dukh sab ko barah lagta hai ……


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