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Supreme Court to hear Zainab’s rape, murder case on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed the hearing of a suo motu notice case pertaining to the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur for Tuesday (tomorrow).

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, will hear the case. The Inspector General of Punjab police, and provincial law officer have been issued intimation notices to turn up along with reports on the matter tomorrow.

Zainab was abducted on January 04 from Kasur’s Kot Road area. Five days after her disappearance, she was found raped, dead and buried in a garbage dump on Jan 09.

The chief justice had taken suo motu notice of the gory Kasur incident on the victim girl’s father’s appeal for justice.

Zainab’s rape and murder shattered the entire nation, triggering widespread public outrage with people from all walks of life demanding an exemplary punishment for the culprit.

Violent protests had erupted in the Kasur city following the incident, resulting in the death of two people in police firing outside DC office.

The incident blew the lid on the horrifying reality of how children in a brutalized society are vulnerable to sexual abuse.

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