Alleged rape and then murder of ten years old girl, ‘Farishta’ has spread panic in across the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan finally took notice of Police behavior and ordered strict action against police officials for negligence in case, according to a statement issued from his office on Wednesday 9May 22).
“It is a failure of system that police staff forced the children of affected family to clean their offices. Departmental proceedings be initiated against the perpetrators and finalised expeditiously,” the statement said.
“Police claims that SOPs have been created for crimes against children after Kasur incident. The said SOPs were found to be inoperative / deficient in this case,” it observed, ordering the inspector general (IG) and deputy inspector general (DIG) to furnish an explanation.
“IG and DIG to explain as to why no system was in place to highlight child-related crimes and also explain the overall failure of system to affect speedy justice to the bereaved family,” the statement, a copy of which was sent to the interior secretary, read. “The prime minister has further directed that daily updates on progress on the above directives and investigations be submitted for information of the prime minister,” it added.
Farishta, 10-year old girl was found dead from a forest near Islamabad. She was raped before being murdered in an incident that sparked protest in Islamabad and triggered outrage on the social media. Farishta, belonging to a family from Mohmand district now settled in Islamabad’s Shehzad Twon, had gone missing from the capital on May 15.
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