NOWSHERA VIRKAN: The bullet-riddled bodies of two teenage girls, suspected to be raped, were recovered on Thursday from the side of a nallah in Gujranwala.
Overcome with grief and anxiety, hundreds of people from surrounding villages flocked to the site.
The victims were shot multiple times in the face and the stomach before being dumped near the waterway, according to police officials, who stated that the deceased seemed to be sisters and aged around 14 and 16 years, respectively.
Police officials suspect that the girls were sexually assaulted before they were brought to the deserted area of Bhir Chowk and shot dead. Five empty cartridges of bullets were also found from the bloodied crime scene.
Upon receiving information of the incident, SP Rana Muhammad Javed and DSP Muhammad Shakil Khokhar, accompanied by a heavy contingent of police, visited the scene.
The bodies have been moved to Nowshera Virkan police station for identification and the police have initiated an investigation.
Teen rape victim’s body found
The body of 13-year-old N*, raped and brutally murdered, were discovered from Karachi’s Sea View area on Thursday morning. Her frail body was covered in a grey kameez and white shalwar – her school uniform. The girl went missing on September 24 from Azizabad after an unidentified woman took her away from school. The unknown woman, who is yet to be traced by the police, told the girl that her mother was feeling unwell and was asking for her.
Despite a complaint lodged by N’s parents at the Azizabad police station against her disappearance, the very same day, the police failed to find the whereabouts of the missing child or the woman. However, the police did spring into action on Thursday, when they formed a team to arrest the criminals involved in the rape and the killing. SSP Amir Farooqi told The Express Tribune that they were interrogating the owners of the school, who claimed that the girl knew the woman since she did not hesitate to leave with her. N’s father, who lives in a slum in Azizabad, ruled out personal enmity for her daughter’s murder. “I have no enemies with my relatives,” he said.
Medico-legal officer Dr Rohina Hasan told The Express Tribune that the cause of death was suffocation, however she confirmed that the girl was raped but denied that she was tortured.
DNA samples from the victim’s body have been sent for testing.