No PhotoName: Rashta (Also spelled Riasat).
Died: March 13, 2023.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Injury from edged weapon.
Location: Baldia Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Disability: Polio survivor.

Rashta’s father and brother tried to pressure him into selling his home; when he refused, they allegedly killed him. Rashta was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Rashta worked as a laborer.

Case Status:
Zardar (Father), arrested.
Asim (Brother), wanted for murder; at large.

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Ms. Hayat

No PhotoName: Ms. Hayat (Hayat Bibi*).
Died: June 19, 2018.
Age at death: 65.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Karachi, Pakistan.
Disability: Physically disabled.

Hayat Bibi was shot by her husband, who then committed suicide.

She was the mother of four children.

*”Bibi” is a respectful title for women in Southeast Asia. We apologize for initially assuming it was Ms. Hayat’s family name. –Ed.

Case status:
Haji Mumtaz (Husband), deceased.

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12-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Unknown; suspects arrested June 28, 2016.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Homicide.
Location: Gujranwala, Pakistan.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

This twelve-year-old boy lived in Pakistan and was a sixth-form student at People’s Colony, a special education school.

His body was found dumped in the fields; he had been raped and murdered. His cousins went on the run, but were caught by police and confessed to the crime.

Case status:
His cousins; arrested.

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Baby Girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: July 12, 2012.
Age at death: 2 days.
Cause of death: Suffocation.
Location: Kacha Khuh, Pakistan.
Disability: “Physically deformed”.

This newborn baby girl’s father said she had been stillborn, and the family had a funeral service. When the girl began crying during the service, her father allegedly took her away with him and buried her alive. An autopsy proved that she was alive at birth, and her father was arrested.

Case status:
Chand Khan (Father), arrested.

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