An eight-year-old girl from the Hazara community was reportedly sexually assaulted and murdered in the Hazara Town neighbourhood of Quetta on Wednesday.
“Eight-year-old Z*, who had left her house at 2pm, was found in injured condition near her house in Hazara Town,” said Asim Shah, SHO Brewery police station. She was driven to the Bolan Medical Complex Teaching Hospital. “She was hit in the neck apparently with a knife or a sharp-edged object,” Shah said. She died at the hospital due to excessive bleeding.
“The initial medical report suggests that she was also sexually assaulted,” Police Surgeon Haider Somejo said.
The police have arrested a 35-year-old suspect A*, who also belongs to the Hazara community, from a nearby house.
(Names have been changed to protect identities)
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2015.