Protesters block Rawalpindi Airport Road


Girl’s rape, murder

Staff Reporter

Protesters on Tuesday blocked the Rawalpindi airport road and attempted to barge into the Civil Lines police station following the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl late on Monday night.

The incident took place in the Jhanda Chechi area of the district where the girl went missing after she left her home to buy something from a nearby shop. Her body was later found from under the bed of a family’s neighbour.

The police had detained a suspect, identified as Babar Masih, following the incident and moved him to the Civili Lines police station, where the protesters gathered asking the officers to hand-over the alleged culprit, saying they would hang him publicly.

A scuffle was witnessed at the police station with heavy contingents of the law enforcement agency barring the protesters from entering the premises. Moreover, elite force commandos were also deputed on the site to beef up the security.

The crowd dispersed after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Chaudhry Adnan and SSP Operations reached the scene and assured the protesters of delivering justice and producing the suspect in the court with concrete evidence.