Locals protests against failure to arrest suspects

Demonstrators burnt tyres and blocked main roads

News Desk April 04, 2018

FAISALABAD: Following the local police’s failure to arrest suspects involved in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old and the killing of a university student, the city witnessed a shutter-down strike as enraged protesters took to the streets.

Residents of the district’s Jaranwala area held a complete shutter-down strike with local markets and shops closed for the day.

The protesters burnt tyres and blocked main roads with the local bar association calling on all lawyers to boycott court proceedings. The private school association also called for a complete shutdown of all private schools.

On April 2, the mutilated body of a seven-year-old girl, who was raped and killed in Faisalabad’s Jaranwala district, was recovered from fields in the area. The funeral of the second-grade student was later held on Monday.

At the same time, the murderers of a Government College University Faisalabad student remain at large as the police struggle to arrest the culprits.

Earlier, a student was kidnapped by unidentified people in broad daylight and killed after being subjected to sexual abuse, Express News reported.

The student’s body was discovered from a drain in Dijkot, while the autopsy report confirmed the deceased was sexually abused.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 4th, 2018.


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