Lahore: Man murders minor girl
LAHORE: As reported by The News on Thursday, a man killed a five-year old girl by throwing her into BRB canal in the Batapur area on Wednesday. Zulfiqar, a resident of Jalo village, a kiln worker, allowed his friend Ramzan to stay at his home. However, Zulfiqar’s wife opposed his stay in their house. The couple used to exchange harsh words over the said issue. On Tuesday, Zulfiqar’s wife left her two daughters at home and went to the house of her parents. At night, Zulfiqar woke up and found his eldest daughter Yasmeen and Ramzan missing. He along with his close relatives managed to trace Ramzan after two-hour efforts and beat him up. Ramzan confessed that he had killed Yasmeen by throwing her into BRB Canal. Police arrested Ramzan. The accused told the police that he financially helped Zulfiqar’s family but his wife was against him. He said that she used to misbehave with him. He said that he killed the minor to take revenge from her. Batapur SHO said Ramzan did not confess to raping the minor girl before throwing her into the canal. The victim’s body was yet to be fished out of the canal. A rescue official said that they carried out a search to find the body on Wednesday but all in vain. Meanwhile, the victim’s family suspected that the girl might have been raped before being killed. “Ramazan has killed Yasmeen after raping her” said Pervaiz, the victim’s uncle. He said that Zulfiqar’s wife never misbehaved with Ramazan during his stay at her house.