KARACHI: On Monday, a suspect arrested for being involved in the rape and murder of minor Rabia pleaded guilty to the crime before a local court.
The 6-year-old girl’s body was recovered from the bushes near Northern Bypass on Monday. A post-mortem report later confirmed she was sexually molested before being strangled to death.
Fazal Mohammad, along with two other suspects, were presented in the court of Judicial Magistrate West, where he confessed his crime.
According to police sources, the suspect in his confession said the girl was abducted from the vicinity of Orangi Town area and was later subjected to rape in a location in Baloch Goth.
Moreover, two eyewitnesses, who police said had contacted them, appeared before the court and identified the three arrested suspects.
One of the suspects, Faqeer Mohammad, was nabbed two days earlier.
The court on April 18 had remanded the three suspects into police custody until April 25.
The murder also resulted in protests last Tuesday by the family and neighbors who demanded immediate action in the case.
One person was killed and several others injured after protesters lashed with the police near Kati Pahari.
A case was registered at Karachi’s Pirabad Police Station against over 150 unidentified protesters on charges of attacking the police and terrorism.