Karachi: 2nd child raped, murdered in 2 days
KARACHI: The city was still reeling from the shock of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl when the body of a 12-year-old boy, who was sodomised before being killed, was found in the Steel Town police limits on Thursday.
The tortured body of the boy, who was strangulated, was discovered in bushes. After receiving information from residents, police took the body to the JPMC for an autopsy. The medico-legal officer of the JPMC confirmed that the boy was sodomised and then strangulated. He also said that there were a number of torture marks on the corpse.
The police said the victim was a shepherd. On Thursday, a six-year-old girl whose body had been found in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar police limits on Wednesday was identified as Alishba, daughter of Mohammad Nazeer.
Police say that Alishba lived in the Dastageer area of Gorabad. Early investigations have showed that around six days ago, a camel rider had come to the area and given rides to children. It is suspected that he kidnapped the girl and, after raping her, strangled her to death. He subsequently dumped the body in Gulistan–e–Jauhar.
The lady MLO of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre confirmed that the girl was raped and then strangled. She said that the body of the girl was at least four days old. The police added that the after raping and strangling Alishba, her assailant gorged her eyes out with a sharp instrument.
The entire neighbourhood was in a state of shock when the girl’s body was brought home. People rushed to Nazeer’s house to offer their condolences and lend support to the family. Residents of the area and the family have demanded the immediate arrest of the culprit.