Police said on Sunday that the body of a five-year-old girl was found in a trash can in the Pir Bukhari colony of Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Karachi.
The child’s father said that she left home on Friday to buy things from a nearby hawker, but never returned home. Since then, the family filed a missing person complaint.
The police arrested a man living nearby on suspicion of kidnapping and murder. They said that the five-year-old had signs of torture and had been transferred to Jinnah Hospital for an autopsy.
The suspect is being interrogated in police custody. “We request the government to take notice of the incident and punish the perpetrator as soon as possible,” the victim’s uncle said.
A protest was also held on University Road where protesters blocked the road from Jail Chowrangi to Civic Centre. Following this, the East SSP reached the protest site and spoke to the protesters, assuring them that justice will be served.