A girl’s body was found lying outside the grave early Wednesday morning in Qila Didar Singh, Gujranwala, and was reportedly assaulted sexually. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident, ordering an immediate investigation, Express News reported.
Fifteen-year-old Zainab, daughter of Muhammad Munir, died of electrocution a day before and was buried by the family Tuesday night.
Local residents found her body lying outside the grave early Wednesday morning and informed the family and the police.
The police suspected that the body was taken out from the grave with the intention of rape. Officials said desecration of the body would be confirmed once the investigation was completed, and any criminals involved would be punished accordingly.
Qila Didar Singh Police arrested a suspect and have started inquiries.
Past necrophilia cases
October 2011: Mohammad Riaz, arrested in North Nazimabad, Karachi confessed to having defiled the corpses of 48 women in the Paposh Nagar graveyard in the last eight years.
September 2011: A father and son were arrested after they exhumed and desecrated the body of a woman from the the Pir Koray Shah graveyard in Karampur.