Girl raped, killed in Sargodha a day after Kasur tragedy

Published: January 11, 2018
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Body of 16-year-old Sajida was recovered from a farming field in Bhalwal tehsil of Punjab's Sargodha district on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Body of 16-year-old Sajida was recovered from a farming field in Bhalwal tehsil of Punjab's Sargodha district on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Another girl has been subjected to rape and murder in a Punjab town only a day after the news of abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old  in Kasur shook the nation.

Body of the victim, identified as 16-year-old, was recovered from an agricultural field in Bhalwal tehsil of the province’s Sargodha district on Thursday, Express News reported.

S* had gone in the fields for daily lavatory needs in the morning, as is the norm in the rural areas of the country, where unidentified men strangled her to death after subjecting her to rape, said the victim’s father.

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According to police, the body has been shifted to a nearby hospital, where a postmortem will be performed to reveal further details of the brutal incident.

They said a first information report (FIR) of the incident has been lodged and investigation was underway.

The incident has come to fore a day after two people were killed, allegedly by police firing, as enraged residents attempted to storm the deputy commissioner’s office after the news of a brutal murder broke in Kasur.

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Two others were injured in the clashes that brought the Kasur city to a screeching halt.

Uproar on mainstream and social media had led to DPO Sheikhupura Zulfiqar Hameed’s suspension, sou motu notices issued by the chief justices of the Supreme Court and the Lahore High Court, and condemnation from all corners including civilian and military leaders of the country.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Umair
    Jan 11, 2018 - 3:01PM

    Listen freind these cases are condemned able but that doesn’t mean that PML N is behind this or is responsible for this. The Punjab government is trying its best to control these issues at there best
    Please note these things are common in USA also. Recommend

  • Nasser
    Jan 11, 2018 - 4:42PM

    @Umair please stop this nonsense, praising PML N government is paralaysed in every area of government. But you like citizen are responsible that are casting vote to people. Remember this the same area where child pornography filming were made.Recommend

  • Ts
    Jan 11, 2018 - 5:13PM

    @Umair:
    Its the role of police which has angered the people especially punjab policeRecommend

  • Billa
    Jan 11, 2018 - 5:15PM

    Looks like the whole society is sick.Recommend

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