Rawalpindi: Minor girl molested, murdered
RAWALPINDI: A seven-year-old daughter of a housemaid was allegedly murdered after being molested by her cousin in Malot Kaswal, a Gujar Khan village, on Thursday night, the victim`s family and police said.
Police said the housemaid, mother of three, left her only daughter at the house of her late husband`s elder brother as she had to attend a marriage ceremony.
On her return, she found her daughter missing from the house. She was told that she had gone with her cousin to buy some sweets from a nearby grocery shop. After waiting for sometime, she started searching for her daughter. Dawn
Ghazanfar Ali, the uncle of the little girl, told on telephone that after a brief search they found her smashed body lying in a ditch and her cousin was standing nearby.
He alleged: “The cousin first molested her then stoned her to death as her clothes were stripped off and face smashed by stoning.” He said: “It was awful for her mother when she discovered her little daughter`s smashed body lying in a pool of blood.”
Immediately after her body was discovered, the accused, in his 16, was overpowered and handed over to the local police.
The little girl was a nursery class student at a local school. Her father who was a brick kiln worker died last year. She was laid to rest at a local graveyard on Friday morning and a large number of villagers attended her funeral.