Another Zainab falls prey to monster in Charsadda
Victim's father demands hanging of culprit who is yet to be arrested
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The horrific incident came to light as police said the body of the little girl who had gone missing Tuesday from Charsadda, was found from the fields in Peshawar on Thursday. Later, a medical board confirmed that she was raped.
Moreover, the report also revealed that her body had torture marks and she was stabbed multiple times.
Zainab had reportedly been abducted on Tuesday from her hometown Charsadda however her body was found in the fields of Peshawar a day into the abduction according to the police. As per the reports, her corpse was mutilated and her chest and abdomen were slit open with a sharp object.
The medical authorities had confirmed that the minor Zainab was subjected to sexual abuse and molestation. For the probe, the police sent the DNA samples to Khyber Medical College of Peshawar which confirmed the sexual abuse 18 hours before the body was found.
There have been, however, no leads on the culprit suspected to be involved in the heinous crime.
The father of Zainab said in a statement that her daughter was very innocent. He added rape and murder of her became a mystery as he has no enmity with anyone. He asked authorities to immediately arrest the culprit to question him the reason for the brutal act against her.
As a routine matter after such gruesome acts, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has taken notice of the issue and directed the officials to arrest the culprits immediately.
It is the latest addition to the series of horrendous acts reported in the country where children, especially girls, are raped and killed.
The Charsadda police registered a case under abduction, murder sections. The Charsadda District Police Officer (DPO) said the culprit involved in the rape and murder has not yet been arrested. "We are keeping police action secret," he added.
Her torched body was found from a trash heap in the Old Sabzi Mandi area where she had gone missing two days earlier after leaving her house to buy cookies from a nearby store.
With the motorway gang-rape case still unresolved, there are some serious questions about the government in this scenario.
In a recent report published by an Islamabad-based non-governmental organisation, it is said that child sexual abuse and rapes soared in Pakistan during since coronavirus outbreak.
The report pointed out that 119 cases of child sexual abuse were reported in January-March, which increased to 576 during April-June, representing an increase of almost 400 percent.
Same is the case with violence against women also increased to 495 from 43 cases, registering a spike of over 800 percent
Meanwhile, the rape cases swelled to 250 from 65 making a spiral of over 250 period.