A body of a 13-year-old girl was found near Beach View Club on Sea View, Express News reported on Thursday.
The girl’s body was transferred to Jinnah hospital. Evidence shows that she was suffocated to death.
The medico-legal officer said that the victim was raped and then murdered, adding that they are not sure if more than one person had raped her. The officer also stated that there were bruises all over the girl’s body.
She was kidnapped on September 24 from Azizabad, Karachi and her body was dumped on the beach. Her parents reported her kidnapping to the police the same day and an FIR was registered.
Her parents had also received threats on the phone from the murderers.
She has been identified as N, the only daughter of her parents. She was a student of grade four and was wearing her school uniform when her body was found.
Based on initial investigation, a woman wearing a niqab kidnapped the girl from outside her school after claiming that she was one of the girl’s neighbours.
Her class teacher, relatives and the school’s principal are being questioned and the gatekeeper of the school was taken into custody.
The victim’s aunt said that the school administration was not involved, adding that the kidnapper must be someone they know, otherwise the girl would not have gone with her.
IG Sindh has taken notice of the murder. DSP Saleem Akhtar has claimed that they will apprehend the murderers in a time frame of three days.
Funeral prayers for the girl were held in the evening.