Mosque Imam rapes, kills a 12-year-old girl

Badin- A local mosque’s imam reportedly killed a 12-year-old girl student after sexually assaulting her along with three accomplices, local media reported today.

According to reports, a 12-year-old girl student reached seminary for religious education when Maulvi Ghulam Murtaza stopped her while sending other students home after dismissing class. Reportedly, Imam then called three other men of the villages and the four of them gang-raped the girl at one of the seminary rooms in the mosque. The gang then strangled the girl as a reportedly apparent attempt to cover the crime. The family reached the mosque to rescue the girl as they got the information but it was too late. Doctors confirmed she was killed after violent sexual assault. Following doctor’s confirmation, police arrested the cleric and registered an FIR; however, the other three men are still on the run. In another incident in Shujahabad, a traffic warden identified as Akhtar allegedly raped a 22-year-old girl after tricking her into a promise of marriage. Civil hospital’s medical report confirmed it was sexual assault. Police registered the case but the accused remains at large.

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