CJP orders to exhume body of Jaranwala rape, murder victim for re-autopsy [DailyTimes] 07 Apr, 2018

LAHORE: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar has on Saturday ordered to exhume body of a 7-year-old rape and murder victim from Jaranwala for another postmortem examination.While hearing the case at Supreme Court (SC)’s Lahore registry, CJP ordered Faisalabad Allied Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) to conduct re-autopsy of the minor after her family raised objections against the present postmortem report.CJP also directed the prosecutor general to present an detailed report on the matter, while IG Punjab Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz assured the SC that the forces are investigation the incident from all angles.Earlier on April 2, dead body of a 7-year-old minor, who was raped before being strangled to death, was found on Sunday from fields near the victim’s residence.According to the autopsy report, the 7-year-old was sexually assaulted before being strangled to death. Additionally, one of her legs was also amputated.The victim’s family and residents of the area took to streets to protest against the rise in rape-and-murder cases in the region. The protesters also alleged the security forces of showing negligence.The protesters also blocked the road and chanted slogans against the police force. Inspector General (IG) Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan took notice of the incident and ordered CPO Faisalabad to present a investigation report within 24 hours. “The suspects must be arrested as soon as possible and punished according to law,” he said.

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