A protest erupted in Faisalabad’s Jaranwala tehsil on Monday after a minor girl was found murdered — allegedly after being sexually assaulted — in a field a day earlier.
A large number of civil society activists, area residents and relatives of the victim took part in the demonstration and forcibly closed shops in Jaranwala. Many lawyers boycotted court proceedings to take part in the protest.
Police were called in to control the situation after the protesters resorted to vandalism.
The funeral prayers of the 7-year-old girl were attended by hundreds of residents at Kachery Chowk.
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