Raped and murdered: Girl found dead on Karachi beach

Published: September 26, 2013

File photo of Sea View beach. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: 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.

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Reader Comments (63)

  • Sep 26, 2013 - 1:11PM

    Parents should be more vigilant about their wards while they are in Schools or playing on the streets.

    I would blame parents for such mishap. These are your own children and you must take care of .them.

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  • kh
    Sep 26, 2013 - 1:12PM

    when will all this stop? nobody knows. may God help the poor family.

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  • Sep 26, 2013 - 1:36PM

    The rapists have mothers, sisters, possibly even young girls as daughters. They should be the ones who should understand the pain they cause. They need to be handcuffed, brought to a court, tried immediately, and given a life sentence with no excuse for allowing them off into the streets for ‘good behaviour’ during their jail stay.

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  • Abrar R
    Sep 26, 2013 - 1:52PM

    This seems to be a family feud .. or atleast work of someone close to the family .. and I guess its not TTP.

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  • ali ahmed
    Sep 26, 2013 - 2:31PM

    still criminals are active in Karachi..during on going operation..FIR should be against sindh govt

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  • Parvez
    Sep 26, 2013 - 2:42PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi:
    The report says that she was kidnapped from the school. Can’t blame the parents.

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  • camran
    Sep 26, 2013 - 2:53PM

    ya ALLAH madad

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  • satan
    Sep 26, 2013 - 2:59PM

    Is this the Naya Pakistan? Mr immy?

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  • Salman
    Sep 26, 2013 - 3:56PM

    @Dr.Saleem Siddiqui: Are you for real? You’re blaming a rape and murder on the parents? This is whats wrong with the Pakistani society!

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 26, 2013 - 4:00PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi:
    Don’t think parents can be with their children 24×7. That would be just impossible.

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  • pk
    Sep 26, 2013 - 4:13PM

    May Allah bless the poor soul in peace in heaven, amen!Recommend

  • Sami
    Sep 26, 2013 - 4:14PM

    That’s why we have earthquake of 7.8 Magnitude.Recommend

  • optimist
    Sep 26, 2013 - 4:22PM

    It is very surprising. These things have always been there but I don’t understand the surge and this sudden rise.
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    In India, there were attacks on women… then we saw same sudden increase.
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    Maybe news coverage emboldens criminals?

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  • Jibran
    Sep 26, 2013 - 4:26PM

    Islam ka Qilla.Recommend

  • Sep 26, 2013 - 4:54PM

    This is going to happen until and unless we will enforce the Islamic punishments for these culprits!

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  • Anees
    Sep 26, 2013 - 4:58PM

    Naya Pakistan islam ka qila?Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:14PM

    @Sami:
    the girl was raped in Karachi, earthquake happened in Balochistan and killed people that had nothing to do with this incident. What is the point of your twisted logic?!

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  • Realist
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:16PM

    The only comments here that actually make any sense are the ones that condemn this heinous act and offer prayers for the family. Let us all hope and pray that the murderers are caught and brought to justice. I cannot even imagine what the family must be going through…

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  • Sep 26, 2013 - 5:18PM

    These rapists should be castrated and then killed !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • The Saint
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:19PM

    Really terrible……No one will be able to understand the grief of the parents,….Thier lives will not be the same now!!!
    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqui, can you elaborate, the role of parents in this mishap?……do you guard your children personally 24/7?……….give suggestions to avoid such situations in future, dont blame!!!

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  • Sep 26, 2013 - 5:20PM

    Immediately stop sending your girls to school or outside home this is what our government wants.

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  • Ahsan
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:27PM

    Dr. Saleem S

    Why do such educated people like you jump to conclusion so easily. I’m sure the parents are impacted the most & taking the most blame on themselves. But fact is criminals are the ones to be blamed & brought to justice.

    Would you blame yourself if you’re robbed at gunpoint while you’re walking in your alley outside your house? Obviously not you’re not doing anything wrong & if you’re then you should stop stepping outside your house.

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  • aqib
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:33PM

    We need public punishments of the severest kinds to create fear in favour of law, carried out after quick trials, otherwise we will read these news daily.

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  • vijay
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:40PM

    Some Pakistanis claims there are no rapes in Pakistan.

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  • kanwal
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:41PM

    RIP sweetheart. You are at a better place. And they cant demand 4 witnesses from your parents now. Or so i hope.

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  • Hina kashif
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:53PM

    I got goose bumps reading she was a grade 4 student:S
    why the kids????
    aren’t u causing enough damage to the women by raping them, disrespecting them…
    sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever get a leader that would be strong and honest enough towards Pakistan like Quad–e-Azam…if yes, then when???

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  • Dr M.
    Sep 26, 2013 - 5:56PM

    Dr Saleem, for the love of God, lay off the “victim was asking for it” thinking. Nobody deserves to be kidnapped, tortured and raped. Even if their parents were negligent,this is no explanation for the barbaric behavior. Nobody “asks” for it.

    Let’s train our sons the humility, respect and the honor for fellow human beings regardless of who they are, how they look or how helpless they are. Don’t just tell them, SHOW them by doing the same.Recommend

  • Stranger
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:14PM

    Please lets teach our children both girls n boys not to trust strangers .

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  • fyi
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:15PM

    Is Pakistan becoming the new Rape Capital of the WORLD ? Islamic Country , haaah !!

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  • EK
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:16PM

    I am hearing almost daily such news, what is happening are we living in a human society ?

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  • Shahzad Hussain
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:24PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi:
    Are you blaming the victims parents and not the perpetuator I am surprisedRecommend

  • Bilal Ahmad
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:28PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi
    Yep, it is our fault if our children get molested.
    If I get caught in a suicide bombing it is my fault for going to the bazaar.
    The country is full of sharks, hyenas , and fanatics so we should stay in our homes and never venture outside.

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  • Shahzad Hussain
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:34PM
  • lol
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:52PM

    dis is just 1 part of torture …. pakistani females are subjected to daily rape ,harrasments,domestic violence and acid attack,karo kari….. worst of all……..i’d say

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  • Mrs Hufsa Danish
    Sep 26, 2013 - 6:59PM

    @optimist:
    I think the incidents of rape have not increased, but people have become more bold, (sorry i cannot figure the right word here) in reporting these cases, otherwise rape used to silenced to protect so called honor or dignity or out of fear of further humiliation.

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  • Ali
    Sep 26, 2013 - 7:04PM

    This is very serious and government MUST do something about this.

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  • paki
    Sep 26, 2013 - 7:04PM

    In India, last week a man made a rough look at a girl.

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  • ali ahmed
    Sep 26, 2013 - 7:13PM

    FIR was registered on 24 sept and body found on 26th sept…what the police did during this time..did police investigate ?

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  • Imran
    Sep 26, 2013 - 7:27PM

    Has Pakistan imported a large batch of Indians, why the sudden increase in rape cases?

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  • Raj - USA
    Sep 26, 2013 - 7:57PM

    @Imran:
    @Zakintosh:
    “The rapists have mothers, sisters, possibly even young girls as daughters. They should be the ones who should understand the pain they cause.”

    Now, think about the hindu girls and their families. All the characters you mention in your comments as above were present in the muslim families where these hindu girls were taken to after being abducted even from their homes. Has even one muslim been punished so far even when they did the same to thousands of 12-15 year old hindu girls?

    If you count these rapes, the rapes in Pakistan will be 100 times more than that in India.

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  • A. Khan
    Sep 26, 2013 - 8:25PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi: God forbid this happen to even my enemy’s children but should it ever happens to your daughter, I know who to blame.

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  • Gingo
    Sep 26, 2013 - 8:33PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi:
    Try saying that to your colleagues in Johannesburg. You’ll be stripped off your license.

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  • MA
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:06PM

    One more angel soul destroyed! is there anyone who cares?

    question for all who endorse current form of Sharia. Had this girl managed to stay alive, would she still have to find four witnesses to support her stance?

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  • naeem hussain
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:14PM

    People who did it are worst than animals and they should be punished like animals, but they never will be because our rulers do not have time they are busy serving Americans their masters.

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  • dr zahid pervez
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:14PM

    school admin shouldnt hv let girl gone with unidentified lady..it must be parents only

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  • azfar
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:26PM

    @satan:
    what a senseless comment

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  • S R Khan
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:35PM

    @Raj – USA:
    Way to go breaking the troll-o-meter. Well done.

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  • Indian
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:39PM

    @Adeel:
    These rapists should be castrated and then killed !!!!!!!!!!!
    plz,,dont suggest that,,then Aakar patel will misunderstand u as emotional and unthinking Indian!!!!

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  • genesis
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:44PM

    and they were commenting on rapes in India.At least they are caught and brought to justice!

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  • Indian
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:45PM

    @Imran:
    Has Pakistan imported a large batch of Indians, why the sudden increase in rape cases?

    we Indians have the audacity to address our problems publicly,,,,,not like in ur country !!!!,,on seeing the Indian and world media coverage on Delhi gangrape,,,,,i think some media in ur country also started addressing it,,which is a very good move,,,,i appreciate u ET,,u are doing a good job!!!!!,,i think u got ur answer ,,so called MR..imran!!!!!,,,so be cool

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  • Imtiaz
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:47PM

    What a horrible ! A 5 year Lahore girl was raped and the guard is wandering hospital’s room to room taking the girl on his shoulder. Now a 13 year girl is kidnapped, raped and murdered ! Pakistan has become a country of tyranny. Such an small girls are getting raped by in-humens. These incidence are taking on daily basis and the main reason is there is no punishment to culprit of heinous crimes as mostly police does not arrest the culprit and if arrests then courts release the culrprits on lack of evidence. The courts have the time only to hear and to decide the cases against Musharraf. As far as the religious leader are cocnern, they are busy only to decide who is muslim and who is not muslim.Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:50PM

    Who kidnapped the little girl?

    This is what the ET news says:
    “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.”

    Reach your own conclusions.

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  • MA
    Sep 26, 2013 - 9:52PM

    @satan:
    “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”.

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  • The Dude
    Sep 26, 2013 - 10:12PM

    Now thanks to the all-knowing mullahs of CII, evil monsters such as these will get away. Unless of course there were four “good muslim males” witnessing. Sorry ladies, four of you as witnesses just wont cut it and DNA of course doesn’t prove anything.

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  • pakiwi
    Sep 26, 2013 - 10:13PM

    If we belong to a superior faith then why is it that we are committing such acts of savagery at a greater rate than those who belong to an inferior faith?

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  • Dexter
    Sep 26, 2013 - 10:25PM

    It feels so painful to read about such details. The worse thing is that there are many more which are not even repored on the media or to the police! May Allah help the parents of this poor girl and gives the most painful punishment to the culprit(s)

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  • Waleed Hasan
    Sep 26, 2013 - 10:28PM

    Lol what why was a 13 year old studying in grade 4?
    Condolences to the family though.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Sep 26, 2013 - 10:45PM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi:
    If children are not safe at school where are they safe? I just do not get your point. Perhaps you could explain in detail why you consider the parents are at fault in this particularly tragic event..

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  • Naseer
    Sep 26, 2013 - 10:49PM

    I am trying to figure out if these crimes always existed but never reported or there is a new wave of sex crimes against youngsters in Pakistan?

    May God give strength and courage to the victim’s family. All involved in the heinous crime should be punished in public.

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  • Insaan
    Sep 27, 2013 - 12:40AM

    @Dr. Saleem Siddiqi: Parents should be more vigilant about their wards while they are in Schools or playing on the streets…..I would blame parents for such mishap.

    I am just curious what kind of doctor are you? Do you expect parents to attend schools with kids?

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  • abou jawaad
    Sep 29, 2013 - 8:04PM

    Pakistanis keep electing corrupt politicians. When will they understand that secular democracy is flawed? Had the Shariah been applied dodgy ppl would think twice before committing crimes.

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  • Sexton Blake
    Sep 30, 2013 - 3:17AM

    @abou jawaad:
    Every type of governmental system has problems, but In general secular law treats females with more respect than most. For example, it would appear obvious to anyone that DNA testing, and general medical examination for factors such as bruising should be the main proof of rape. Also, from what I read in newspapers the Pakistan police appear to have a casual, almost medieval attitude towards male sexual deviations, and attempt to sweep them under the carpet.

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  • Asma
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:19AM

    I think first of all, stop blaming the rape on the parents (??), Indians (??) and instead look at the problem for what it is: a community problem that effects us all – maybe not today but we all have women in our homes. I have myself escaped this fate 3 times when in Pakistan. Corruption and lack of legal persecution and severe punishment are main reasons. And of course the view on women and girls contribute to the victimization of our women and girls. She was 13 years old. I almost choked on my tears while reading these news. Indians are not to blame. Her parents weren’t to blame. What if this was a family member abusing his niece or daughter – who would we blame then? These are predators and the only reason I escaped a similar fate was Allah. I have no other explanation. I no longer travel to Pakistan for a variety of reasons and safety is one of them. Law offers no help. Thats why I support vigilante action. Watch “I spit on your Grave” and you will know what I mean. This will make the culprits think twice. My deepest sympathies to the family and to surviving rape victims and their families around the globe. May Allah keep all safe from harm. Pakistan wake up. Wake up..

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