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CJP Takes Suo Moto Over Burning Minor Alive After Rape

Islamabad (April 12, 2019): The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday took suo moto notice over burning an eight-year-old girl alive after her alleged rape in Chichawatni.

The Chief Justice took notice of the incident after it was reported in media, said a statement by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The CJP has summoned a report over the matter in the next 24 hours.

Two days back, an eight-year-old girl from Chichawatni was burnt alive after allegedly being raped.

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The second-grade student, a resident of Chichawatni area of Sahiwal, had gone missing on Sunday evening after she left home to buy some sweets.

When she did not return after a while, her family members and neighbours started looking for her and found her in a street in an unconscious state, with burns all over her body.

She was taken to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital, from where she was referred to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore due to her critical condition. According to doctors, she had received 70 to 80 per cent burns. The girl died during treatment late on Monday night.

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