Kashmiri students hold candle march against brutal rape, murder of 7-yr-old Pakistani girl Zainab Ansari [Photos]

Zainab Ansari's kidnapping, rape and murder spurred outrage in international community, as the crime was widely reported in international media. Zainab hailed from Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province

FP Staff January 15, 2018 21:26:25 IST
Youths in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag took to streets on Monday evening to express their anguish on the rape and murder of a 7-year-old Pakistani girl. Firstpots/ Sameer Mushtaq
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Youths in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag took to streets on Monday evening to express their anguish on the rape and murder of a 7-year-old Pakistani girl. Firstpots/ Sameer Mushtaq
A large number of people turned out to join a candle march held in solidarity with the victim's family. The demonstrators held placards demanding justice for the child. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
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A large number of people turned out to join a candle march held in solidarity with the victim's family. The demonstrators held placards demanding justice for the child. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
Zainab Ansari's kidnapping, rape and murder spurred massive outrage, as the crime was widely reported in international media as well. Zainab hailed from Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
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Zainab Ansari's kidnapping, rape and murder spurred massive outrage, as the crime was widely reported in international media as well. Zainab hailed from Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
Zainab was kidnapped from near her home on 4 January while her parents were in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage. Her uncle reported her missing the next day, police said. An autopsy confirmed that the child was strangled and sodomized. The reports also show signs of torture. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
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Zainab was kidnapped from near her home on 4 January while her parents were in Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage. Her uncle reported her missing the next day, police said. An autopsy confirmed that the child was strangled and sodomized. The reports also show signs of torture. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
People across Kashmir have expressed concern over the rape and murder of Zainab. Her body was discovered in a waste-dump on 9 January. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
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People across Kashmir have expressed concern over the rape and murder of Zainab. Her body was discovered in a waste-dump on 9 January. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
Students hold placards at Lal Chowk in Anantnag demanding justice for Zainab. Pakistan Police say that the rape and murder may have been committed by a serial killer, also a suspect in eight other similar cases in the city. Eight of the nine girls were murdered and raped while the lone surviving rape victim is still in hospital, Pakistani media reports said. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq
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Students hold placards at Lal Chowk in Anantnag demanding justice for Zainab. Pakistan Police say that the rape and murder may have been committed by a serial killer, also a suspect in eight other similar cases in the city. Eight of the nine girls were murdered and raped while the lone surviving rape victim is still in hospital, Pakistani media reports said. Firstpost/ Sameer Mushtaq