KARACHI: A one-and-a-half-year-old girl was raped before being strangled to death in Karachi, her autopsy report revealed on Tuesday.

The minor’s body was recovered from Nazimabad’s Jalalabad area within the remits of the Rizviya Police Station, however, it is not yet clear where the rape and murder took place.

Speaking to Dawn, Additional Police Surgeon Dr Rubina Hasan, who conducted the minor’s autopsy, said she was subjected to sodomy.

Liaquatabad Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Noorani said the family members of the victim claim that her body was found in a street outside the home. The police later recovered the body from her residence.

Further investigation into the matter is under way, with authorities on the hunt to nab the perpetrator.

Last year in November, a six-year-old girl was strangled and dumped near a garbage heap in Quetta after being subjected to rape attempts.