Girl's rape, murder invite public ire -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Girl’s rape, murder invite public ire

GUJRANWALA, March 30: A man allegedly kidnapped a girl, raped her and later strangled her to conceal his crime in Kamoke and a large number of protesters threw traffic out of gear on GT Road for an hour or so on Sunday.

The police later claimed to have arrested suspect Nazir, 25, and registered a case against him.

The suspect picked “N” when she was playing in front of her house in Park Town on Saturday, took her to a deserted place where he raped her and later choked her throat to death. The culprit also threw her body in the vicinity of her house. When the locals found the body on Sunday, they took out a demonstration on G.T. Road and blocked it by torching tyres because of which traffic from Lahore to Gujranwala remained suspended.

When the police reached there to disperse them, the demonstrators pelted stones on the police personnel, who retaliated by firing teargas shells and a station house officer and some policemen were injured in the ensuing scuffle. However, the protesters dispersed when they were told by the police that they had arrested the rape-cum-murder suspect.
Source: Dawn
Date:3/31/2008