Girl, six, raped and murdered in Pakistan had been held captive for two days before her death

11:40 Jan 11 2018 kasur

Kasur: Police claim a 6-year-old Pakistani girl found dead on a rubbish heap may have been raped and held captive for two days before her death.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Zainab Ansari died of strangulation with local media reporting examiners found evidence of torture.

Doctors said the young girl's hyoid bone had been fractured, which strongly suggests she had been strangled.

The examination was conducted by Dr Quaratulain Attique. She said it was likely Zanaib may have been dead for two or three days by the time her body was recovered on Tuesday.

Police believe she may have been held captive for between two and four days following her disappearance.

According to the post mortem there is evidence that the six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted before her murder.

Zainab Ansari was caught on CCTV being led away by a mystery man and was later found raped and strangled on a rubbish pile about a mile from her home.

She is the sixth child to have been abducted, raped and murdered in the city of Kasur in the past year, and local police believe that the killings may have one perpetrator.
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