Karachi: Body of minor rape, torture victim found
An initial autopsy report suggested that she had been tortured and sexually assaulted before being murdered.
The area police said they found the body along the Lyari Expressway near the Lyari River after it was spotted by some passers-by.
They said the body was later moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination. It then became known that the girl had been reported missing from her house in Azeem Goth, located in Gulshan-i-Iqbal block 4-A, since Thursday evening.
“The father of the girl was called to the hospital where he identified the victim as his daughter,” said Inspector Kanson Dean, the SHO of the Gulshan-i-Iqbal police station. “There were blood stains on the clothes and the body also bore severe torture marks. Her family says she disappeared while playing outside their home in the evening.”
He said that a missing report was lodged at the Mubina Town police station.
The police registered a case (FIR 867/2010) under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the victim`s father, Muhammad Shahid.
However, no penal code section with regard to kidnapping and rape was incorporated in the FIR.