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Rabia murder case: One killed, three injured in clash with Karachi police

At least one person was killed and three sustained injuries on Tuesday as police opened fire and resorted to baton-charge protesters agitating against the alleged rape and murder of five-year-old Rabia in Karachi.
The protesters gathered at Manghopir road Kati Pahari with an ambulance carrying the body of the victim. They raised slogans against the police department for their failure to nab the culprits.
Police while taking action tried to disperse the protesters and surrounded the ambulance in a bid to remove it from the road.
Following the move, the protesters became furious and pelted stones on the police personnels. In order to tackle the attack, police begun to fired at the protesters and baton-charged them.
As a result, four sustained injuries and were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital for medical attention. One protester who received bullet in the head later succumbed to his injury.
Police, however; was successful to shift the ambulance while the protesters continue their demonstration.
The girl went missing on April 15 after she left for a shop, Relatives say that they had informed the police of the incident however; the girl’s tortured body was found a day before from Manghopir Northern bypass.
This infuriated the relatives and residents to a great deal.
On the other hand, police says that they arrested two suspects but they did not confess to the crime. Police claim that the protest is politically motivated.