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Medical board to exhume body of girl stoned to death in Dadu

A medical board on Wednesday will exhume the body of Gul Sama, the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly stoned to death in Dadu, so that a post-mortem examination can be carried out.

The members of the board have proceeded to Wahi Pandhi area for exhumation, confirmed DIG Police Hyderabad range Naeem Shaikh today.

A four-member medical board, headed by the medical superintendent of Liaquat University Hospital city branch, was formed on Tuesday by Director General Health Services Dr. Masood Solangi under judicial orders.

Following information that a girl had been stoned to death, Dadu police on Saturday arrested the parents of the 10-year-old victim and the cleric who led her funeral prayers.

According to police, the incident occurred on the night between November 21 and 22 in the Kirthar mountain range of Dadu district, which borders the Balochistan province. Police also lodged a first information report (FIR) on the complaint of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Ghulam Qadir Gopang under Sections 302, 201, 120-B of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Quoting the girl’s parents, the SSP said that the girl had died in an accident “due to landsliding on the mountain”. The parents were living in an area called Shahi Makaan.

“Since the girl had been buried without a post-mortem examination and amidst charges of honor killing, the only way to get the body exhumed was an FIR, which was done so that the cause of her death could be determined. A post-mortem exam will certainly answer some questions,” a senior official said.

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