Riots erupt in Kasur, people demand justice after a 7-year-old was raped and murdered
The horrific rape and murder of seven-year-old girl Zainab in district Kasur, Punjab has shocked the nation. She was raped and brutally murdered while her parents were in Makkah to perform Umrah.
Zainab’s body was discovered in a garbage pile on Tuesday, four days after she was kidnapped. The initial post-mortem report revealed that she had been raped multiple times and then killed.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, taking notice of the incident and sought a report from the Inspector General of Police, Punjab, within 24 hours.
Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa has also taken serious notice of the tragic incident and vowed immediate justice to the parents of the deceased girl.
COAS condemns cold blooded murder of innocent Zainab. Responding to appeal by the aggrieved parents to COAS, directs immediate all out support to civil administration to arrest the criminals and bringing them to exemplary justice.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 10, 2018
Pakistanis demand justice for Zainab’s murder
People from all walk of life, including politicians, media persons and sports stars, have voiced their concern over the deteriorating norms and morality in Pakistani society. The celebrities and commoners of social media condemn the incident and demanded justice for Zainab’s family.
The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society. This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened. We have to act swiftly to punish the guilty & ensure that our children are better protected. pic.twitter.com/9f7OM3hYT1
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 10, 2018
Let’s celebrate our political wins & our opponents defeat..let’s claim sacrifices for democracy & support the false claimants because this girl Zainab age 7 raped by men, killed & thrown in garbage in Kasur is NOT an issue. Who cares about people’s issues? #ShameonUs pic.twitter.com/Kr72fzWhh7
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) January 9, 2018
Zainab,,Name of our beloved Prophet’s daughter and look what these soul less beasts have done to her..I am so ashamed, disgusted, humiliated, angry & sorry..I want justice for Zainab & her family..No justice in giving mercy to merciless. Hang the Bastards. #JusticeForZainab pic.twitter.com/8jmMCnPgc4
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) January 10, 2018
#JusticeForZainab , Being a Father just can’t imagine the pain of Parents after this, condolences to her parents & Alarming situation to Society we r living in 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽, Govt should do Prompt action against the Culprit & give justice to ZAINAB , pic.twitter.com/f1a2Go0j3Y
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) January 10, 2018
Find him!!! Do what it takes to find him and make an example out of him for Gods sake !! An example which scares anyone to even think about doing something like this again. @pid_gov @GovtOfPunjab #JusticeForZainab https://t.co/t0GTUo9AjT
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 10, 2018
Ya Allah is qadar Zulm or Jahalat! We should truly truly be ashamed of ourselves as a Nation. What’s the point for #JusticeForZainab when there are countless Rape & Murder cases in line for justice? @pid_gov @GovtOfPunjab Devastated!
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) January 10, 2018
Images have also surfaced of what is alleged to be the culprit taking the child away, the frenzy has been created on mainstream and social media alike. This brutal treatment of a human life has shocked everyone beyond belief.
The picture of Zainab’s rapist & killer is clearly captured. Why he is still roaming freely? Can our agencies and authorities capture him? Can we please catch this animal and punish him publicly? Can we do something to protect our children? #JusticeForZainab#Justice4Zainabpic.twitter.com/Z7GghqvaTd
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) January 10, 2018
Throughout the social media, celebrities, cricketers and political leaders feel anger, strongly condemned the incident and demanded justice that the culprits be handed exemplary punishment for the crime.
— Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) January 10, 2018
Before Zainab, 11 other minor girls including Eimaan Fatima, Fouzia, Noor Fatima, Sanna, Asma and Laiba were also kidnapped in Kasur last year and eventually met the same fate.
In protest, a complete shutter down strike is being observed in Kasur today against the alleged rape and murder of Zainab.