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Body of raped schoolgirl found at Karachi beach

September 26, 2013
The police suspected that the girl might have been raped before being murdered and dumped near the sea. — File photo
The police suspected that the girl might have been raped before being murdered and dumped near the sea. — File photo

KARACHI: The body of a teenaged schoolgirl was found on Karachi’s Seaview beach on Thursday.

The autopsy report of the girl confirmed that she was “sodomised”, a medico-legal officer informed Dawn.com on condition of anonymity.

The MLO said the girl was “smothered after being sodomised”. She added that the girl died 36 to 48 hours before her body was recovered and sent for post-mortem today. Moreover, the report revealed that her skin had peeled off from one side of the face due to seawater abrasion. Apart from that, there were small bruises on her body.

According to the police, the girl aged between 13-14 years was killed before being dumped near the sea. Her body was discovered by bystanders who subsequently alerted authorities. She was wearing a school uniform.

The police had earlier suspected that the girl might have been raped before being murdered. However, Head of Emergency Ward at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Dr Seemin Jamali did not confirm then since the autopsy was underway.

Preliminary details by the police suggested that the victim was a resident of the city’s Banghoria Goth in Azizabad. A day before, her family had filed a report regarding her kidnapping, police sources told Dawn.com.