KARACHI - A five-year-old girl was found dead at an under-construction building near Safoora Goth on Saturday.

Identified as Iram alias Rani, a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, the victim went missing on May 1. She had been assaulted and brutally tortured before being strangled, said Inspector Azhar Ali Iqbal. 

The body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Investigators added that the body seemed to be 20-day old and that the victim’s clothes helped her father, Muhammad Saleem, to recognise her.  Investigators further said that the autopsy report had been reserved.  Further investigation is in progress.

A case has been registered against the unidentified abductors-cum-assassins.