Autopsy reveals Zainab was raped, sodomised before being strangled

Protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old raped, murdered, body found in trash

Pak minor girl raped, murdered; protests break out

The girl's family alleged that they tried to file a complaint in a local police station, but the cops failed to cooperate with them. Her dead body was found at garbage dump site.

Despite all the tall claims, the police have not been able to nab the man who was seen taking her along in the CCTV video.

The minor girl, Zainab, was on her way to seminary when she was kidnapped by the unknown men on January 4, a few meters away from her house in Kasur, a city located in the country's east Punjab province. At least two others sustained bullet injuries. No one has yet been arrested, although pictures were circulating on social media showing a bearded man hand in hand in Zainab.

The chief minister also ordered an inquiry into the incident and paid a visit to the minor's house to express his condolence.

The protestors, who are demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits, held protests even on Tuesday, but called off after eight hours when the police assured the suspects would be arrested. Slogans against Punjab government and police were raised.

The samples have been sent to a lab in Lahore for testing, Dr Attique said, adding that the process of testing can take up to three months.

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Leaders of all political parties condemned the incident and sought justice for the minor girl.

According to reports, District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Medico-Legal Officer (MLO) Dr Quratulain Attique stated that the examination revealed the minor girl had died of strangulation.

According to details, forensic examination of the body has confirmed that the girl identified as Zainab was raped before being killed.

The news of her abduction, rape and subsequent murder shook the nation, bringing hundreds together for her funeral on Wednesday. Parents at the centre of a growing child abuse scandal in Kasur accused police on Monday of failing to do enough to break up a paedophile ring in Punjab.

"I went to the police station to file a complaint, but instead of registering a (report), they took my son into custody", a mother said.

According to data compiled by NGO Sahil previous year, about 11 cases of child sexual abuse are reported from across the country everyday.

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