01:12 GMT10 April 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The alleged sexual assault and murder of three minor boys in Pakistan has caused outrage, with people slamming the government for their inefficiency to arrest the offenders.

    Massive protests have also erupted in Kasur demanding suspension of the police over their inefficiency in catching the culprits. Angry protesters blocked roads and burned tires while chanting slogans against the police.

    A seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered in the same area last year.

    The case came to light after the body and skeletal remains of the minors were found in Kasur city, an area in Pakistan’s Punjab province on 17 September, Pakistani media reports.

    “Ten rupees will buy you all kinds of child pornography in the markets of Kasur,” Pakistan’s news website Dawn quoted a journalist as saying about the rising crime against children and rampant child sex abuse in Kasur, located 52 km from Lahore.

    The incident has led outraged people in different parts of Pakistan to demand stringent action against the perpetrators.

    The outcry has seen #HangTheRapistsSaveChildren trend in Pakistan with 16.7k mentions on Twitter.

    Another pointed out that the case is complex as it involves politicians and media houses as well.

    Another said the situation in Kasur city is alarming with a rise in such cases.

    According to Pakistani media reports, police said two of the minors went missing last month, and the third was reported missing two days before the bodies were recovered, following a tip-off from a labourer.

    Though police could not immediately ascertain how the minors were killed, they suspect the children were sexually assaulted before being murdered.

    Besides these three, two other children have gone missing from the same area where abductions are common, locals said.
    Police are yet to make any arrests in the case, though a probe is being carried out, the report said.

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