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Minor girl was sexually abused before being murdered, confirms MLO

KARACHI: A medico-legal officer (MLO) confirmed on Monday that a five-year-old girl whose body was found wrapped in a piece of cloth at a garbage dump in Essa Nagri was sexually abused before being murdered.

Dr Zakia revealed the girl was subjected to sexual assault before being hit in her head with a stone that led to her death. However, she added, no burn marks were found on the minor victim’s body.

Meanwhile, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, deploring the incident, directed the Sindh police to immediately arrest the culprit(s) and ensure they are brought to book.

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Identified as Marwah, the girl was found raped and murdered two days after going missing from old Subzi Mandi area. Police said the girl’s burnt body was found in a piece of cloth at a trash heap on a plot on Sunday.

The body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities. She had been missing for the past two days and the police had registered her missing report on the complaint of the family.

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A suspect has been taken into custody for interrogation.

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