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December 10, 2019

Missing minor girl found dead in dairy farm’s water tank


December 10, 2019

An eight-year-old girl was found dead in a water tank of a dairy farm in Bhains Colony, said an official of the Sukkan police station on Monday.

Police said the minor had gone missing on Saturday after she left the house to get some milk from the Malik Nasir dairy farm near her residence. They added that the girl was murdered because they found her body in a gunny bag, which also contained heavy stones so that the bag would sink to the bottom of the water tank.

The officials said they had so far detained at least six suspects for their alleged involvement in the murder, adding that the detainees were being questioned to discover any possible clue that would lead to the solving of the case.

Police identified the minor as Laiba Tariq, a resident of the Bhains Colony Road locality in Mehmood Goth. They had already registered FIR No. 526/19 at the Sukkan police station over the family’s complaint regarding the girl’s mysterious disappearance.

A large number of people gathered around the dairy farm to hold a protest against the incident after the police fished out the girl’s body from the water tank. SHO Adeel Ahmed Shah said the minor had left the house with her younger brother at around 4pm on December 7 to get some milk from the farm and had gone missing.

The family tried finding her but to no avail, following which they contacted the police and filed a complaint. The officials registered a case on the complaint of the minor’s uncle.

SHO Shah said the police were also waiting for the medical examination report of the girl to ascertain if she was subjected to rape before she was murdered. Her body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for carrying out the medico-legal formalities.

The girl’s uncle, namely Ibrahim, told the media that the minor was third among her siblings. The family said they seek justice from the authorities, and appealed that the people responsible for the incident be arrested and strictly punished.

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