Girl’s body removed from grave with intent to rape: Police

Published: July 3, 2013

Fifteen-year-old Zainab's grave was found open early Wednesday morning. PHOTO: EXPRESS

GUJRANWALA: 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.

Reader Comments (74)

  • Thor
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:08PM

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  • ahmer
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:11PM

    People who shout the loudest on self praise on religiosity are often the biggest wrong doers. I guess PTI would say lets talk this joker who did this.Recommend

  • Syedpk
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:13PM

    the oct 2011 story later turned out to be fraud and the guy was said to be framed by the local SHO over personal enmity .

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  • Mir
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:14PM

    What is going on in Pakistan?where women are not safe after death. There is no law and order for living one than who cares for the dead?

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  • Blah
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:18PM

    Sick people, sick people everywhere

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  • Freedom
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:25PM

    Can we get any sicker? Just when you think that we can’t sink any deeper, you hear about such cases and are left speechless. The only solution for the frustrated lot here is to have Europe like sex clubs and proper red light areas so these testosterone filled animals don’t have to resort to digging up bodies to satisfy their lust. The more ‘pak’ we try to make this country, the more ‘napak’ we tend to get so perhaps a different approach is needed. Plus public hanging or rape might do the trick too. Tit for tat justice is long overdue!

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  • Doctor
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:27PM

    I hope the Maulvees issue a fatwa against this(unless they themselves indulge in this).
    And i know many comments will be rejected by mods:)

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  • mohsin
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:28PM

    This is where Humanity ends..

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  • ModiFied
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:31PM

    What a shameful act. Culprits should be buried alive along with the girl’s body. May be this short of punishment should be made standard for such beasts.

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  • gps
    Jul 3, 2013 - 6:36PM

    For god sake how desperate the guy was..this happens when u hav a closed society

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  • razar
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:00PM

    @gps: can you elaborate what u mean by closed society??? if u think that we should follow the western model of having consensual sex before marriage, i think that is definitely not the right way to approach it. the best thing to implement is to moderate the media which is increasing the sense of desperation in our people. if one is watching vulgar programs then this will be the outcome. our society was much safer in 80′s and 90′s (even though it still happened then to some extent). the best solution is to implement islamic law, ease the nikah process, and make sure that if someone commits such a crime, he is dealt with promptly and given due punishment as mentioned in Qur’aan. may Allah show us all the right path.

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  • sm
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:01PM

    this is sick man, so sick.No respect to the individual even after death?. And we were told of stories when ram and laxman paid respects to their sworn enemies after killing them in battle fields,and here in reality, dead body of a girl is raped?

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  • sattar Rind
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:05PM

    Society gone for nothing. Totall lost.

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  • Dani
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:06PM

    Sick! Can people be more disgusting than this? Humanity has died in Pakistan.

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  • Ali Hamza
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:11PM

    sickening…how can anybody resist to puke after reading this crap.

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  • Syed
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:15PM

    Poor family of the girl. We just feel pain reading this kind of news. We should always pray that God protect the most vulnerable.

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  • priyank
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:26PM

    I always thought India is the sickest society, but pakistan is surprising me for the last 5-6 years!

    @razar we all have sexual urges after puberty. People nowadays dont marry till the age of 25-30. If your ‘society’ cant handle pre-marital sex, make marriage compulsory at the age of 18. Any other solution is mere lip service !

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  • Tanzeel
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:29PM

    @razar so when you say society was much safer in 80′s and 90′s you mean post Zia’ era right? Being fundamental is not the solution – increasing knowledge and education is.

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  • Mimi
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:29PM

    As per my knowledege, it’s a psycological diease called Necrophilia. In most of european nations, it’s banned to show these cases in media rather they treat the doer as patient. While in our country such cases are reported to police.

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:37PM

    What sort of people are living in this country, who are more worst than animals.

    I am literally shocked to hear this particular news items.

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  • kumar
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Why any1 no matter a who and what he is has to do it? Neither safe over earth nor under it!

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  • Breaking Bad
    Jul 3, 2013 - 7:44PM

    @Doctor: Black sheeps are in every profession. Some well educated doctors can be worst when they have an unconcious patient in front of them.

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  • She-Ra
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:06PM

    @Freedom: Sex clubs and red light district areas do not stop men from committing acts of sexual violence. It is not about sex, it’s about power. It doesn’t work in Europe and certainly would not work in Pakistan. By implying that there should be sex clubs and red light areas available for such hideous men you are in fact stating that it is acceptable for those men to abuse some women who would be considered fair game since they are prostituted- like they are not human. What needs to happen both in Pakistan and Europe is for men to take responsibility for their acts of violence against women, for governments to enact laws against violence against women and to ensure they are properly implemented and for better education to ensure a culture shift so that societies stop treating women and girls like objects and realise that they are human beings who deserve respect and equality.

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  • Yasir Khan
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:15PM

    After reading this my heart is beating like crazy, i am speechless.

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  • Abdul Qadir Balouch
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:24PM

    @priyank:

    Women are still much better off in Pakistan. News of the past year I confirms that for sure. I heard what happened to that girl who was gang tapes and thrown off a bus with organs missing – in your federal capital. If I were you buddy id focus on fixing your own country. Thanks!

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  • Kulwant Singh
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:28PM

    Girls are not safe in our countries but this is expected from only a sick person.My sympathies with the family of the deceased,

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  • razar
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:34PM

    @priyank: we all have sexual urges after puberty. People nowadays dont marry till the age of 25-30. If your ‘society’ cant handle pre-marital sex, make marriage compulsory at the age of 18. Any other solution is mere lip service !

    i agree with the compulsory marriage part to some extent. yes people should be facilitated to marry at the earliest, my point here is that the curse of dowry and other arrangements should be banned to make the marriage process affordable so youth can marry at their convenience and willingness. yes, i dont want pakistani society to tolerate pre-marital sex. i am totally against it, this is not what islam teaches us.

    @Tanzeel: i have alot of reservations on the post zia or zia era. if the government does its job properly, these things will continue to happen and infact increase. if saying my prayers and fasting amounts to being fundamentalist, then yes i am happy with that label. agree with your point of education and knowledge though. having safe-sex or consensual sex before marriage does not make sex before marriage right.

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  • Abdul Malik
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:37PM

    The person / persons should be nabbed and subjected to a psychological examination to find out the cause for this ‘Haiwaniat’.

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  • Paki passport
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:39PM

    @razar: ” if one is watching vulgar programs then this will be the outcome. our society was much safer in 80′s and 90′s” Kindly revisit your opinions. This is the same idea as the infamous “if a western style dressed girl is raped, she was “asking” for it.” Whether you show porn on national tv or not does not in any way force or justify any outcome. As for your ingenious solution of easing nikkah process, kindly come up with a practical implementable strategy for that to the whole population where people suddenly agree to changing their minds about young, love marriages inside or outside their family and/or cast and/or religion.

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  • Prince
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:43PM

    Aggrieved but not surprised. This is what happens when you create lust 24/7 using Media, Internet, Mobile etc. Just see the mobile companies’ print and electronic advertisement for instance.

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  • sidjeen
    Jul 3, 2013 - 8:53PM

    Judging by the comments it seems like this news has shocked most readers, and to be honest it is disgusting to think about it but necrophilia is a rare mental disorder and not something new.

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  • Joe Mahma
    Jul 3, 2013 - 9:00PM

    @razar: “moderate” the media? Oh boy. It’s been proven time and time again that wholesale repression of a societies basic human needs leads to this kind of depravity.

    There’s nothing noble in abstinence when your people are committing rape, torture, and sex abuse on a daily basis, especially when it’s mandated by an antiquated and nefarious religious belief system.

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  • gps
    Jul 3, 2013 - 9:14PM

    @razar…consensual sex btw two people which is not publicised is what islam teaches…why do you think GOD has asked for four witnesses..cuz its virtually impossible to prove adultery unless the adultere tells the whole world about it.

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  • Another bomb
    Jul 3, 2013 - 10:10PM

    The world knows that Pakistan competes with India to out do it. For once, we Indians concede Pakistan wins hand down.

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  • Jul 3, 2013 - 10:23PM

    While the country is facing shortage of burial grounds, the best way to solve all these problems is to burn the bodies, or otherwise our Army may be deployed to safeguard these graves.

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  • lol
    Jul 3, 2013 - 10:23PM

    women in pakistan live a miserable life yesterday karo kari today rape of dead girl yuck thooooooooo tmr acid attack……keep it up :)

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  • Jul 3, 2013 - 10:26PM

    Sad and inhuman…. Mr Ahmer talked that PTI would ask for talks with this joker. Wat PTI has to do with such sick mentality. For God’s sake dont drag PTI into ur personal grudges or to justify ur ill gotten money from PML-N idiots. This shocking incident is a collective failure of our society which must be paid proper attention.

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  • Naresh
    Jul 3, 2013 - 10:27PM

    @sm Ji : this is sick man, so sick.No respect to the individual even after death?. And we were told of stories when ram and laxman paid respects to their sworn enemies after killing them in battle fields,and here in reality, dead body of a girl is raped?
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    Comparing like for like the Indian Forces gave full respect to the Pakistani Soldiers of the Northern Light Infantry along with other Pakistan Soldiers and return the Bodies to Pakistan. Possibly some of these bodies were not accepted by Pakistan and they were Buried in Indian Kashmir with full Battle Honours.
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    Cheers

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  • Water Bottle
    Jul 3, 2013 - 10:34PM

    I have read a book called Mammoth Collection of True Crime.

    Wonderful compilation of not less than 5000 crimes.

    Still, this is original.

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  • Zeeshan
    Jul 3, 2013 - 11:13PM

    Yes, its sick, but stop bringing religion, PTI, society and what not into this. Yes, the society is to partially play a role in producing such perverts, but idiots like this sprout out in all kinds of societies. Highest number of necrophiliacs, serial rapists and serial killers are found in the United States, despite it being the most open society. Just watch a few seasons of Criminal Minds. Perverts like this are because of a lot of personal issues ranging from disturbed family, abusive parents or deep psychological disorders. So stop comparing it with Hindu Gods, with religious dogma, with PTI, or with any other goddamn thing. Above all, stop self bashing, its not always cool. Just condemn the goddamn pervert and move forward.

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  • someone
    Jul 4, 2013 - 12:20AM

    @Abdul Qadir Balouch:
    Mr. Baloch, are you sure even 2 % of rape in Pakistan are reported looking at the fact that the victim would need to produce 4 male witnesses? In India at least girls can come forward and get the case reported.

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  • Brian Davidson
    Jul 4, 2013 - 12:41AM

    @Ali Hamza:
    With some difficulty. Sad thing is, these types of things are happening so often, we’re becoming desensitised to it all.

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  • Dude
    Jul 4, 2013 - 12:51AM

    We in India may be bad in our treatment of women, but here even we Indians Salute the Pakistanis. Even we Indians could not stoop so low. So much for theLand of Pure!!!

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  • Midhat
    Jul 4, 2013 - 2:20AM

    For all those who are holding “closed society” responsible for this shameful act.. Stop generalizing the whole society as one.. Its a case of “Necrophilia” where people are sexually attracted to corpses. Rare and sick disease but occurs never the less..
    @Another bomb, Priyank: How do you manage to trun everything into Indo -Pak competition..? and how is this phycological disease Every pakistani/Zia/Islam/ fault.

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  • A shrink
    Jul 4, 2013 - 2:52AM

    A classic example of necrophilia…a mental health dosorder.

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  • fed up!
    Jul 4, 2013 - 3:23AM

    why does everything has to be india vs pakistan. God all you people are sick and disgusting! this is a crime against humanity there are frustrated men in both countries infact in the whole world … we need proper laws in our countries

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  • Scary
    Jul 4, 2013 - 5:14AM

    Weren’t they afraid to ‘rape’ a dead body ? Man…this is horrible. Reflection of what Pakistan is all about….

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  • adil
    Jul 4, 2013 - 8:55AM

    She could not bring 4 pious witness for such a act of rape…. would she? Surely The case is over. I hope dead body will not charge under adultery.

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  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:19AM

    Disgusting. Sickening. Are we humans?

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  • Arindom
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:39AM

    Jesus, Allah, Bhagawan, Waheguru!!

    Forgive us all…….

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  • Farman ravian
    Jul 4, 2013 - 12:40PM

    –Disgusting!!! u wnt me comment mre than this,,

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  • Sara
    Jul 4, 2013 - 12:49PM

    It is very sad that our country there are many cases of rape we really can’t count in number. It is because we don’t have justice in our country the reason for that is because about 50% of the female are not educated and do not know the rights……..and female who know their rights don’t stand up for their rights……No religion gives the right to rape in other words have sex without ones will…..if I talk about Islam, in Islam even husband does not have the right to have sex with his wife if she is not welling to. And we are talking about rape in Islam it’s said that a person should be half digged in the ground and half left out side the ground and should be killed by throwing stones…….But is really painful that we do not fallow the roles of Islam….that’s why we are standing here today if even one person steps out and fights for it it well give power to other female who are going through the same and stand up…….why should only females suffer….But now not even females are having this issue even small CHILDREN are going through this……NOW it’s time to stand up and fight for it and clean our country.

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  • Zarmynah Ahmed
    Jul 4, 2013 - 3:01PM

    Welcome to the PAKISTAN

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  • Zarmynah Ahmed
    Jul 4, 2013 - 3:01PM

    Welcome to Pakistan …

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  • Faisal Khan
    Jul 4, 2013 - 3:33PM

    Istaghfirulllah – just read the related article and searched up Necrophilia – never knew something this sick existed – feel really sick and disgusted now :( ….and to top that – we have sickest wierdos in our own country – that too an Islamic (the greatest religion of all IMO) Republic. What does it really take to make these animals human, i wonder ? :(

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  • doom
    Jul 4, 2013 - 5:15PM

    This is revolting and all, but I think we should be equally outraged and the authorities should be as efficient when alive women are raped too.

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  • Vasan
    Jul 4, 2013 - 5:38PM

    We’re there 4 adult male witnesses? If not there is no case

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  • AS
    Jul 4, 2013 - 5:52PM

    To be honest when I look at the way I brought up and how my teenage friends thought I am not surprised such sick things happen in our country. We just don’t have a healthy relationship with women. Our restricted ways lead to build up of all kinds of perverted fantasies. I think these acts will increase as there are more men then women in Pakistan.

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  • Em
    Jul 4, 2013 - 6:55PM

    @ahmer:
    Shame on you for even saying this. The seriousness of the matter and all you can think about saying is utilizing this chance to voice your opinion in the form of bashing PTI?

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  • Em
    Jul 4, 2013 - 6:58PM

    This is disturbing because with every passing day, the country’s becoming frustrated. People would do anything. I don’t know where they got the drive to think of digging up the grave, let alone doing it.

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  • Tamoor R
    Jul 4, 2013 - 8:53PM

    Astagfar

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  • M. Emad
    Jul 4, 2013 - 10:08PM

    Not so surprising! In 1971, perverted Pak soldiers did similar things in occupied Bangladesh (the then East Pakistan). May be its in the culture!

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  • Lucian
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:18PM

    Is there no justice beyond the grave! Sick!

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  • Gingo
    Jul 4, 2013 - 11:47PM

    Someone should ask the molvis of Council of Islamic Ideology that is DNA report in this case inadmissible as evidence too?
    Will they demand that the deceased girl bring forth 4 adult dead Muslims as witness to this crime?

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  • Akhar
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:28AM

    worst than animals, what will happen with this society where peopel are living whith this state of mind???????????????

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  • Akhar
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:29AM

    women are not safe and secure in Pakistan even after death.

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  • sherrry
    Jul 5, 2013 - 1:25PM

    @all
    are you all out of your mind???
    why blame pakistan for everything ???
    losers…… if this depicts what pakistan is then google the total no of necrophiliac cases from other parts of the world, you ll get the truth

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  • Saima
    Jul 5, 2013 - 4:49PM

    Feel sick after reading about this, what a pair of psychopaths. Pakistan has it’s very own Ted Bundys. If they got away with it I’m sure the next step would have been killing. Not even going to touch on the fact that Zainab was a child, Allah help us.

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  • Stranger
    Jul 5, 2013 - 5:46PM

    This is what happens with the bad wrong horrid Sex ration. More num of men and very few women . Sexual Frustration is to be blamed for this .

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  • W. S.
    Jul 6, 2013 - 2:00AM

    That’s illiteracy, man. When will we become Muslims? Or when will we become humans? Shame on our community.

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  • Shauna
    Jul 8, 2013 - 10:24PM

    @razar

    Religion should not dictate how people should live their lives. Their own personal moral code should. I’m not religious at all. Nor is most of my family religious. But we are good people. You could not fin a closer or more tight knit family than ours. I would rather be friends with a kind atheist, than a immoral relegous person. People are perfectly capable of being decent without Islam Christianity or Catholicism dictating their lives. Cave men didn’t have religion (as its define by today’s prescript) but I’m sure they don’t go around randomly raping and killing. Human nature didn’t allow it then. And human nature today doesn’t dictate that you’re doomed to rape and kill if there isn’t religion in your life.

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  • Zeerak
    Jul 9, 2013 - 9:43PM

    Meanwhile in the land of “Pure”

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  • Mudasar Hassan
    Jul 10, 2013 - 9:17PM

    punish of these crimes should be death

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  • raza
    Jul 17, 2013 - 11:00AM

    This is called necrophilia, so don’t try to limit this to Pakistan . Happens all around the world .

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