Pakistani father of slain girl blames police for slow action

2018-01-11 15:02
People attend a funeral of a Pakistani young girl who was raped and killed, in Kasur, Pakistan, on January 10. (Qazi Mehmood, AP)

People attend a funeral of a Pakistani young girl who was raped and killed, in Kasur, Pakistan, on January 10. (Qazi Mehmood, AP)

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Lahore — The father of an 8-year-old girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation has accused police of slow response when his daughter went missing in eastern Punjab province.

Anees Anasari made comments late on Wednesday after police killed two protesters by opening fire at residents who were protesting against Zainab Ansari's brutal death.

Angry residents attacked a police station on Wednesday, sparking clashes in which three people were also injured.

On Thursday, authorities arrested three police officers for opening fire at the mob instead of in the air to disperse the crowd.

The girl disappeared last week while going to a nearby home for Quranic studies and her body was found on a waste-yard in the town of Kasur on Tuesday.


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