A seven year old girl was kidnapped, raped and murdered by two men in Kaka Sahib, Nowshera district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The accused men have been arrested.

The police said that the two men have been arrested on Sunday after the residents of the area handed over the two men. According to police, the area residents planned on punishing the suspects themselves but decided to hand them over to the authorities.

Noor’s uncle told the police that that she went to Madrassa a day before but never returned home. The family then set out to look for her and found her being strangled by two men while they were attempting to drown her.

The two men ran away throwing Hooz Noor into a water tank when they found out that they had been discovered and by the time she was recovered from the tank, Noor had already passed away.

According to the area’s residents, the seven year old was raped before being killed by the two suspects.

Twitter has been trending with the hashtag #JusticeforHooznoor, asking for justice for Hooz Noor, the seven year old girl.

Will the Zainab Bill do anything to curb such heinous crimes?

Recently the parliament passed the Zainab Bill under which severe punishment is to executed for the rapists of children. However, the number of child rape cases are not decreasing. Sexual assault on kids have become rampant and immediate measures need to be taken. Backward areas are more prone to these cases, and a good, effective and efficient local body and police will have to cooperate and work together to stop these crimes.


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