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KARACHI: A minor girl was raped and murdered in Manghopir on Monday evening, according to police and hospital officials.

The body of the girl aged around seven to eight years was recovered from bushes on the Northern Bypass near a restaurant, said area SHO Haji Sanaullah. There were injury marks on her neck.

The corpse was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors confirmed that she was strangulated to death, said a senior medico-legal official Dr Saleem Shaikh.

Quoting a post-mortem examination conducted by lady MLO, Dr Shaikh said the girl was also subjected to sexual assault before being murdered. But her identity could not be ascertained immediately.

The SHO said the body was shifted to the Edhi morgue for identification.

Five persons hurt by robbers

A teenager was among five persons shot at and wounded by suspected robbers over resistance in different parts of the metropolis on Monday, according to officials.

A young man was shot at and hurt by robbers over resistance at Jauhar Mor in Gulistan-i-Jauhar in the limits of Sharea Faisal police.

Gulshan SP Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto said Mohammed Adnan was injured by robbers over resistance during a mobile phone snatching attempt.

A 19-year-old, Shahzad Mohammed, was wounded by street criminals over resistance near Rexer Lane Bridge in the limits of Pak Colony police.

A 38-year-old, Jamal Sultan, was injured by robbers over resistance in New Chali area in the jurisdiction of Mithadar police.

Haq Nawaz, 60, was hurt by street criminals as he put up resistance in Baldia-3 in the limits of Madina Colony police.

A 30-year old, Wasifullah, was shot at and wounded by robbers near Mastani Chali in the jurisdiction of SITE-A police.

Separately, two suspected robbers were arrested while two others fled in Gulshan-i-Hadeed.

Four street criminals snatched mobile phone and Rs14,500 from complainant Fahim at Phase-1 Chowrangi of Gulshan-i-Hadeed, said Malir SSP Adeel Hussain Chandio.

After receiving information about the incident, a nearby Steel Town police mobile rushed to the spot and arrested Noor Nawaz Jokhio and Rahim Bux Jokhio and seized two TT pistols, the snatched cash and mobile phone from them.

Public prosecutors arrested

Preedy police on Monday arrested several public prosecutors and teachers who were protesting outside the main gate of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, according to officials.

The prosecutors were demanding their outstanding allowance while the teachers, who joined their protest, were protesting against non-payment of their salary since 2012.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2018