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Rape and murder sparks riot in Pakistan’s Karachi

Police attacked protesters with batons

By: Sarwar Alam

At least one man was killed and several injured in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi on Tuesday (17) when a riot broke out in protest at the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl. Crowds took to the streets after the body of the victim was discovered late Monday, blocking a main road in the western suburb of Orangi Town in western Karachi where they hurled stones at riot police. “One man has died because of a gunshot,” said Aamir Farooqi, the police chief in the district. “We are investigating whose bullet caused that death.” A second police official confirmed the…

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