Pakistan child murder: Multan police hold 'rapist'

Map of Multan

Related Stories

A three-year-old girl has been killed during an attempted rape in the Pakistani city of Multan, police say.

Officers say they have detained a man, a security guard who was living in a vacant house in the same neighbourhood.

They say he has confessed to the crime and has said he lured the girl to the house where he tried to rape her, during which she died.

A medical report into the incident is still being prepared.

The Express Tribune newspaper reports that the girl went missing and was found an hour later.

Earlier this year, the death of a teenager who had set herself on fire when police dropped charges against those accused of attempting to rape her prompted outrage in Pakistan, particularly on social media.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Asia stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

Programmes

  • (File photo) A man dressed as Father Christmas with a sleigh and a reindeer Click Watch

    A website which tracks Father Christmas, plus other sites and apps to keep you entertained

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.