A 7-year-old girl was brutally raped and murdered in Kasur on Tuesday evening, police sources told Dawn.

According to the Station House Officer (Saddar Police) Sardar Younis, the young girl had left her house in the evening to buy milk, but never returned home. Later that night, her body was found in a park near her house in the Saddar area.

The police officer said that there were indications that the girl was raped before she was strangulated.

According to Younis, a First Investigation Report has been registered against unidentified assailants under Sections 302 and 363 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

An investigation into the matter is currently underway.