Protest condemning rape, murder of Rabia turns violent in Karachi

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Court remands suspects of Rabia rape, murder case into police custody

KARACHI: One protester was was killed and three sustained injuries on Tuesday as police opened fire and resorted to baton-charge to disperse protesters agitating against the alleged rape and murder of five-year-old Rabia in Karachi.
The protesters gathered at Manghopir road Kati Pahari with an ambulance carrying the body of the victim.
They raised slogans against the police department for their failure to nab the culprits.
Police while taking action tried to disperse the protesters and surrounded the ambulance in a bid to remove it from the road.
However, the protesters became furious and pelted stones on the police personnel.
The police in order to tackle the attack opened firing at the protesters and baton-charged them.
As a result, four sustained injuries and were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital for medical attention.
One of the protester identified as Ilyas belonged to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) succumbed to his injuries afterwards.
Police, however; was successful to shift the ambulance while the protesters continued their demonstration.
The protesters got furious once again when senior police officials arrived at the scene; however, the police started shelling at them and arrested several protesters.
Heavy contingents of police personnel in uniform and plain clothes arrived at the scene to take control of the situation.
The girl went missing on April 15 after she left for a shop, Relatives say that they had informed the police of the incident however; the girl’s tortured body was found a day before from Manghopir Northern bypass.
Meanwhile, media outlets reported that the post martem report of the deceased girl confirmed the she was raped before being murdered.

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