Qaim orders judicial inquest into rape and murder of Karachi girl

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has ordered judicial inquest into rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl.

A spokesman for the chief minister said that a judicial commission will study the case and formation of the panel will be announced within 24 hours.

Body of the girl, a resident of Baghio Goth, Azizabad, was found at Sea View on Thursday. According to the postmortem report the deceased was stifled to death after being raped.

Police said that the girl was kidnapped by a Burqa clad woman from outside a private school on September 24.

A maternal uncle of the deceased said that kidnappers had demanded Rs1 million ransom.