Dubai: In a heart-wrenching incident, a six-year-old girl was brutally murdered after being raped in the city of Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Monday, reportedly. The news shocked social media users, and they have demanded justice. The crime has incited horror and outrage across Pakistan. Some reports have said that the child was five years old and her name was Seema, while others have reported that the child was named Saima.
A Twitter user @voice_minority posted: "Once again an angel left the Earth in pain and tears. A six-year-old girl, Seema from Bajaur was raped and brutally murdered in Nowshera. Is this the kind of atmosphere we are creating for our children? "
The murderer is still an unknown suspect.
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According to one report, the girl went out of her house for playing, but did not return. Upon the request of her family, announcements were made in the nearby mosques. People of the village started searching for the missing child and found a sack in a field, and immediately informed the police.
When cops arrived at the scene and opened the sack, they found the bloodied body of the girl stuffed in the sack.
The body was immediately shifted to Qazi Hussain Ahmed Medical Complex Nowshera from where it was referred to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar.
According to the report, doctors who examined her body, upon being taken to a nearby hospital, confirmed that her body bore torture marks. Police said the girl was hit on her head, and other parts of the body with a heavy stone multiple times.
Twitter user @pasrija_arun commented: "People with such devilish traits are all over the globe, call them uneducated, satanic or whatever. No religion preaches for such heinous crimes. Religion is to make people compatible with everything made available for everyone. Such dirty minds will meet their deeds for sure."
A human rights activist Surajraut @surajra70594349 commented: "When you will wake up? Or you dont want to!," tagging United Nations @UN_Women.
This is not the first such incident in Nowshera. In January 2020, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in the district. The minor girl had left her house in at around 3pm for classes at the local madrassa (an educational institution), and she did not return home by evening.
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After registering the FIR, police started an investigation and they have arrested two suspects in the case. The police have been under enormous pressure to find those responsible for the recent disappearances similar to the case.
According to Sahil, an NGO (Non-Government Organisation), disturbing statistics show that as many as eight children were sexually abused every day in Pakistan in 2019. According to a new report, there is a 25 percent decrease in the figures this year, from the previous year.