Two arrested for rape and murder of 6-year-old in Karachi
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Bin Qasim Town in Karachi, Pakistan.
The victim had been missing for three days when her body was found in a drain in the Steel Town area. The suspects, both neighbours of the victim, are being questioned by police. The girl’s father has called for the culprits to be punished.
The arrest follows an hours-long protest on Karachi’s National Highway, led by relatives and workers of political parties, demanding action over the killing. The protest ended after senior police officials pledged to make further arrests.
Father and son sentenced to life in prison for setting wife on fire
A man and his father have been given life imprisonment for the murder of Fakhra Yaseen by setting her on fire. The court in Pindigheb also ordered them to pay Rs500,000 in compensation or face an additional six months in jail.
The victim was married to Shahid Iqbal Khan but remained childless, leading to the crime. The defendants attempted to pass off the attack as an accidental kitchen fire, but a medical officer confirmed that Yaseen died from burn injuries.
Police yet to determine cause of deaths of 15 people in Keamari in 2020, SHC told
15 deaths in Keamari area in 2020 still have no known cause, according to police reports presented to the Sindh High Court on Thursday. The police report said that despite a thorough investigation by various experts, including the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency, the cause of death has not been established.
The report also noted that the port authorities had not taken any measures to improve environmental conditions, and that the legal heirs of victims were not cooperating with investigators.
The SHC had previously called for a thorough investigation into the incidents and expressed surprise over the disposal of a related case.
FIA Arrests Traffickers as 7 Pakistanis Confirmed Dead in Libya Wreck, Says FO
Three alleged traffickers responsible for sending migrants on the ill-fated route to Libya were arrested by the FIA, while the Foreign Office confirmed that seven Pakistanis died in the boat wreck.
The Pakistani mission in Libya is identifying the bodies and transporting them to Pakistan with the support of local authorities and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The government is cautious in making announcements about the situation, but it is taking measures to address it. The FIA Punjab is working to track down all agents involved in trafficking people to Libya.