KARACHI: A six-year-old girl, who went missing on Monday after stepping out of her home in North Karachi, was found dead in the Manghopir area in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.
A post-mortem examination of her body showed that the little girl was raped before being murdered.
The body was spotted in bushes in Manghopir hours after her parents had approached the police to trace her. The parents, residents of Nooruddin Goth in North Karachi, had told the police that they had failed to find her. She had gone out in the afternoon but never returned, they complained.
Later in the early hours of Tuesday, the police found the body in Manghopir. “The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination. We then called the complainants from North Karachi to the hospital where they identified her,” said Manghopir SHO Inspector Haji Sanaullah.
Initial findings of the post-mortem examination at the hospital indicated that the girl was “murdered after sexual assault”, said the SHO.