Karachi: The body of a missing girl was found in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police limits on Friday.
The body of eight-year-old Fatima, daughter of Ahmed Ali, was discovered in bushes in a plot in Block 6 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, 15 days after she had gone missing from Mobina Town.
When some residents of the area spotted the corpse, they called police. The police took the body to the JPMC for a post-mortem.
A medico-legal officer at the health facility said that the girl was brutally tortured before being strangled. She said it seemed the girl was sexually assaulted, but the post-mortem report would confirm if this was the case.
SDPO Gulshan-e-Iqbal Pervez Iqbal told The News that on May 5 Fathima had gone to a bakery when she was kidnapped. When the family sensed that she was missing they lodged a complaint.
After hearing news of her death, enraged residents of Mobina Town took to the streets and blocked Abdul Hassan Esphani Road. They burnt tyres on the road and demanded justice for the victim. Police and Rangers later arrived on the scene and dispersed the protesters.