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Missing girl raped, stoned to death

HAFIZABAD/GUJRANWALA: A 7-year-old girl, who was abducted from Mian Da Kot by unknown beasts, was sexually assaulted and then stoned to death here. Her body was found near a filling station on Vanike Road Wednesday.

She was presumed to be stoned to death. According to her father Qaiser Rehmani, Iman Fatima had gone to a street to fetch something but did not return. The family and the inhabitant went from pillar to post throughout the night to trace her but to no avail. However, her body was spotted near the filling station. It is presumed that the fiendish accused had kidnapped her and after criminally assaulting her mercilessly stoned her to death and thrown her body which was shifted to the DHQ Hospital by the police for autopsy.

The news about the gruesome murder of the minor girl spread like jungle fire in the city and hundreds of men and women took out a rally to protest against the police inaction. They blocked Fawara Chowk for more than two hours raising slogans against the police and demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

DSP Sadar police rushed to the spot and assured the protesters that the accused involved in the brutal murder would be arrested shortly.

Meanwhile, the chief minister has taken notice of the heinous crime and directed the DPO to arrest the accused immediately and report him accordingly. The city police have registered a case and are investigating.

DEATH: Fazal Ahmad Tarar, a social and political worker, has died here after protracted illness. He was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Vanike Tarar. The funeral was attended by a large number of judges, lawyers, bureaucrats, businessmen, political and social workers of the Punjab.

He was 85. He was father of Azam Nazir Tarar, member of Supreme Bar Council, Dr Muazzam Nazir Tarar and father-in-law of Ikhlaq Ahmad Tarar.

A news agency adds: A seven-year-old was criminally assaulted and stoned to death here on Wednesday. The young girl went missing the other day and police recovered her body after an extensive search.

The body was recovered from the fields near her house. The police have confirmed that the girl was assaulted. However, the body was sent for further medical investigation.

The Nation