11 Jan '18, 7am

2 dead in protests over Pakistan girl's rape and murder #JusticeForZainab

LAHORE, Pakistan: Two civilians were killed when officers fired live rounds to disburse crowds that attacked a police station in Pakistan on Wednesday (Jan 10) in a protest over the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl. Police recovered the body of Zainab Ansari on Tuesday from a garbage dumpster in the town of Kasur in eastern Pakistan, four days after she was reported missing. It was the 12th incident of a girl being abducted, raped and killed in the past year in Kasur district, police say. Residents have been furious at the authorities for what they see as a failure to investigate such cases. The spokesman for Pakistan's Punjab province, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, told Reuters that protesters turned violent and attacked a local police office. "They started throwing stones at the office and some of armed protesters shot bullets at police. In order to stop them, polic...

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