Rights Watch | January 14th 2021

A man in Lahore has shot dead a young woman and wounded her sister reportedly after his relationship with the victim turned sour.

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SHC takes notice of minor’s rape-murder in Khairpur

Senior police officials will brief the Sindh High Court on January 15 on investigations into rape and murder of a minor girl in Khairpur after the court took notice. The eight-year-old’s body was found from a banana orchard on January 11 after the domestic help went missing three days earlier.  Police have conducted DNA tests of four detained suspects in the murder.

Protests held over minor’s killing

Citizens and civil society representatives have held demonstrations in Khairpur and Sukkur to protest the brutal killing of a minor girl. In demonstrations in Sukkur and the girl’s hometown Pir Jo Goth, the protesters called for early arrest of the culprits and government support to the poor family.

Woman shot dead by suitor

A man in Lahore has shot dead a young woman and wounded her sister reportedly after his relationship with the victim turned sour. Rehan opened fire on Kainat after barging into her house but was overpowered and handed over to police.

Case against six for attacking LHWs

A case has been registered against six persons in Toba Tek Singh after they attacked a polio team in their village. Lady health worker Bushra Parveen told police she and her colleague were tortured by the suspects and stopped from administering polio drops.

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