LAHORE – Pakistan cricket community strongly condemned and expressed profound grief over the rape and subsequent brutal killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kasur.
Raising calls for justice for the deceased minor girl, identified as Zainab, Pakistan’s former cricketer Waqar Younis tweeted saying “I want justice for Zainab & her family..No justice in giving mercy to merciless”.
Zainab,,Name of our beloved Prophet's daughter and look what these soul less beasts have done to her..I am so ashamed, disgusted, humiliated, angry & sorry..I want justice for Zainab & her family..No justice in giving mercy to merciless. Hang the Bastards. #JusticeForZainab pic.twitter.com/8jmMCnPgc4
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) January 10, 2018
Pakistan’s pacer Wahab Riaz expressing grief over the inhuman act. He tweeted as, “As a father just hearing about this has made me feel sick. What is happening? How can we stop this from ever happening again?”.
I refuse to believe this can be true and this can happen in our Pakistan but the reality is different. Ya Allah give sabr to the parents. As a father just hearing about this has made me feel sick. What is happening? How can we stop this from ever happening again?#JusticeForZainab pic.twitter.com/TNVyh3RrIx
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) January 10, 2018
Former skipper Imran Khan says, “The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society”.
The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society. This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened. We have to act swiftly to punish the guilty & ensure that our children are better protected. pic.twitter.com/9f7OM3hYT1
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 10, 2018
The unfortunate incident relates to Zainab, who went to a tuition centre near her house in Road Kot area on Thursday when someone abducted her, at a time when her parents were returning home after performing Umrah.
The kidnapping panicked the family members of Zainab, who toiled hard for her recovery but to their dismay, police recovered the dead body of the girl which was found dumped near garbage pile near Shahbaz Road on Tuesday.
Scores of locals took to the streets early Wednesday as a protest against the brutal incident, engaging in skirmishes with law enforcers. At least two protesters lost their lives in clashes with police.