Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorist Court in Lahore has sentenced the seven-year-old girl Zainab to death for raping Imran Ali. Imran Ali was arrested after 14 days of joint efforts by Punjab Forensic Science Agency, National Database and Registration Authority, Counter Terrorism Authority and military agencies. According to media reports, the forensic agencies detected 1000 samples of suspects and 150 DNA after it was found to have identified the culprit. Imran is a neighbor of the girl.
It is worth mentioning that Zainab was missing on January 5. Her parents had gone to Saudi Arabia and she was living with one of her relatives. After this, his body was recovered from a pile of garbage near Shahbaz Khan Road on January 9. Rape was confirmed in the postmortem report.
There was widespread protests in the whole country in protest of this incident shocking Pakistan. In the province of Punjab, in this case, violent protests against police inaction. An angry mob rushed to the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Kasur City, with rocks and stones, in which two people died and many others were injured. In TV debates, this case was in the headlines. There has also been a lot of discussion in India about the human sensitivity and the incidents of rising starvation along with children.