An eight-year-old girl was raped before being thrown off the roof of her house in Karachi’s Superhighway Industrial Area Saturday, the girl’s post-mortem report revealed.
Police and hospital sources said the girl’s dead body was first brought to Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) at the Gul Goth area near Superhighway, but due to the unavailability of a female medico-legal officer, was shifted to Civil Hospital for autopsy.
Additional police surgeon at Civil Hospital, Dr Qarar Ahmed said the girl’s autopsy report confirmed she was raped. Dr Seemin Jamali, head of JPMC’s emergency department, said the girl sustained injuries on her head, adding that doctors also found “evidence of sexual assault”.
Dr Mubarak Pathan, a medico-legal officer at Civil Hospital, revealed that the victim’s family and police were reluctant to allow doctors to conduct an autopsy.
Station House Officer Site Superhighway Industrial Area, Asmatullah Marwat, had earlier quoted the deceased’s maternal uncle as saying that the girl died after falling from the roof while playing.
“We are waiting for the medical report,” Marwat had said.