Bilawal, Shehbaz condemn five-year-old girl’s murder in Karachi

 KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and National Assembly (NA) Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif have condemned the rape and murder of the minor girl in Karachi.

Bilawal in a statement said that the minor girl’s rape and murder was an inhumane act and directed the police to bring the culprit to justice.

He said the matter should be investigated on an urgent basis, adding that the Sindh government should do everything possible to help the affected family.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said in a statement that such menaces of the society must be given the harshest possible punishment. He extended condolences to the affected family.

A five-year-old girl was recovered from a garbage heap in Karachi’s Essa Nagri area on Sunday. At least 11 people were apprehended on Monday, police sources said.

The police launched an investigation into the rape-and-murder case. 11 men were detained at the site and DNA tests are being carried out, police added.

Dr Zakia Khursheed, the medico-legal officer (MLO) at Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital, earlier confirmed that the girl had been raped prior to her death.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and that samples have been obtained from the body to aid the investigation, the MLO added.

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