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The rape and murder of a five-year-old girl sparked protests in Karachi

September 8, 2020

The rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi sparked a wave of protests demanding justice for a crime that has resulted in several dozen people in prison.

The girl left home on September 4th and never returned. His body was in a dumpster near his home and the autopsy confirmed that he was a victim of sexual abuse.

“We arrested about 30 suspects and took DNA samples,” a police spokesman, Shahid Hussein, told the DPA news agency.

The rape and murder of a five-year-old girl sparked protests in KarachiThe rape and murder of a five-year-old girl sparked protests in Karachi

Neighbors in the region took to the streets to protest the crime, while the image of the minor was posted on social media to demand justice. A similar case of a seven-year-old girl led to mobilizations across Pakistan in 2018.

The child rights group Sahil estimates that Pakistani newspapers collect at least three cases of sexual violence every day, which would be responsible for the spread of this type of crime in the Asian country.

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