Kasur remains paralysed as protest against rape enters second day

Situation in Punjab’s Kasur city remained tense for the second day as the protest against rape and murder case of a minor continued, Express News reported on Thursday.

The city remained paralysed as legion of people kept visiting the victim’s parents to offer their condolence. The eight-year-old girl was raped and killed in Kasur, days after she had gone missing from home.

She had gone missing five days prior to being found dead. The family and community took to the streets to protest after the horrific incident forcing all markets to shut down and the city to come to a standstill.

The protest has yet to subside even after officials assured the protestors that the culprits will be brought to justice. A complete shutter-down was witnessed on the second day with enraged people blocking Bagh Chowk from all four sides.

Meanwhile, Punjab Bar Council has also called for a province-wide strike.

During the protests in the city on Wednesday, at least two men were killed as police responded to the protestors. Their bodies have been handed over to the families.