KASUR: The bereaved family on Wednesday staged a protest against the molestation and murder of a six-year-old Noor Fatima on Wind Road in Kasur.
A large number of protesters blocked Steel Bagh Chowk and demanded early detention of the culprits. They also urged the provincial government to take action on the matter.
Earlier, the locals spotted minor’s body at an under construction house and informed police who shifted the corpse to district headquarters hospital for postmortem where the doctors confirmed the rape.
Police said that unidentified people strangled the minor to death after molestation and fled the scene.
In a similar case earlier, two minor girls had also been murdered in the same way a few days back after which the police claimed to kill the suspects in the alleged encounter.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says almost 800 women were victims of “honour killings” — murders aimed at preserving the honour of male relatives — and 2,900 women reported raped — almost eight a day.
The bulk, or almost 2,600, were raped in Punjab alone, Pakistan s most populous province.
And the numbers are rising: media reports say crimes against women have risen 18 percent and the human rights commission believes its figures represent only a fraction of the attacks which take place across the country.