The rape and murder of three-year-old Hareem Fatima has sent shockwaves all across the country. The minor was sexually assaulted before being brutally killed in Kohat district, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa.
Hareem Fatima went missing on Wednesday and a day later, her body was found near a drain outside the Khattak Colony (her residence). According to the police, her father lodged a complaint, stating that Hareem went out of the house to play with other children but unfortunately did not return.
Her family, locals and the police searched for her through the night. The next day, her body was found near a drain outside her colony. After recovering her dead body, police sent it for autopsy which confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted before being murdered.
A First Information Report has been registered against unidentified individuals and further investigation is underway to ascertain the truth. 13 suspects have been taken into custody as of now and their samples sent for DNA testing.
The murder of Hareem Fatima caused widespread panic in the area. Reports suggest that the locals of the area said the child was found alive by the family but later died due to lack of facilities at the local hospital. However, we still wait for confirmation of this news.
The heinous incident has sparked an outpour of rage and grief on social media. #JusticeForHareem is trending on Twitter.
#JusticeForHareem My heart Can't take it anymore ~ Message to all kids , girls and women that no one of us is safe ~~~@ImranKhanPTI Is this your reyasat-e-Madina !! Have a look ! ! ! Rest In Peace angel !💔🤲🏻 pic.twitter.com/oupllVAgyl
— Conscience🇦🇿🇵🇰🇹🇷 (@conscience_SY) March 26, 2021
— ثناءجاوید (@Ziidi_GiRl) March 26, 2021
— A S A D (@imasadkhanniazi) March 26, 2021
Those people who ruin these little flowers possess no heart so they should not be forgiven #JusticeForHareem
— Syeda Pakiza Naqvi (@PakizaMS) March 26, 2021
RIP our Justice System😡
Another Zainab, another trend.For how long we will beg justice for our innocent angels.Hanging these bastards publically is only way out.
بھیج خدااب عیسیٰ کو،اب نازل کرمہدی کو
تیرےبندےاب فرعون ہوۓیزید ہوۓشیطان ہوۓ #JusticeForHareem pic.twitter.com/ZUkhRQ8H0V
— 🥀U S م A N🥀 (@usmangh12) March 26, 2021
— Usama Arshad (@U_S_A_M_A_007) March 26, 2021