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"Humanity is dead": Newsreader sits daughter on lap to condemn rape and murder of six-year-old girl seen being led away in chilling CCTV

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The haunting CCTV footage capturing the last moments of a six-year-old girl has sparked protests nationwide in Pakistan after she was raped and murdered by an attacker who is still on the run.

One newsreader even took her own young daughter to work after news broke that Zainab Ansari's body was found on a rubbish pile - four days after she was strangled and sexually assaulted.

During her report, Kiran Naz told the cameras that "humanity is dead" as she condemned the rapes and murders of young children around the county.

"Today I’m not Kiran Naz. Today, I’m a mother. This is why I am sitting here with my daughter.

"It is true when they say that the smallest coffins are the heaviest and entire Pakistan is burdened by the weight of her coffin."

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She later went on to say that while Zainab's parents were making their pilgrimage to Mecca, and buying souvenir toys for their little girl, "a monster in Pakistan was raping her and throwing her body in trash.

"This is not just a child’s rape and murder. This is the entire society’s murder.”

Officials initially reported that Zainab was eight-years-old but her family later confirmed she was just six.

A police chief in Kusar, where the little girl's body was discovered, has now been sacked after Zainab's distraught family implied earlier this week that officers had not been very cooperative with them during the investigation.

CCTV cameras captured the little girl being led away by a mystery man in Road Kot, Kusar, in Pakistan, close to where her body was found.

Riots have now kicked off in the city after police admitted it was the 12th incident of a girl being abducted, raped, and killed in the past year in Kasur district.

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Haunting last pictures of teenage girl laughing and joking in supermarket with the man accused of murdering her

Yesterday, crowds attacked a police station in Pakistan in a protest over the shocking crime.

Two civilians were killed when officers fired live rounds to disburse the mob of people.

A powerful 'Justice for Zainab' poster, depicting a young girl on a swing with a man hanging from its rope was also shared on Twitter.

It was the 12th incident of a girl being adducted, raped, and killed in the past year in Kasur district, police say.

Residents have been furious at the authorities for what they seen as a failure to investigate such cases.

The spokesman for Pakistan's Punjab province, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, told Reuters that protesters turned violent and attacked a local police station.

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"They started throwing stones at the office and some of armed protesters shot bullets at police. In order to stop them, police resorted to aerial firing," Khan said, adding that two people were killed and one wounded as a result.

Locals said police responded with undue force.

"A peaceful protest was taking place, some students threw stones and police responded by firing at the crowd," Saleem ur Rehman, a resident who was at the protest, told Reuters.

"The law and order situation here is really bad and there have been many such incidents. That is what the protest was about."

Ansari's case has attracted the attention of the country's civilian and military leadership, with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif calling for immediate action.

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Police in Kasur deny they have been lax in investigating child abductions in the town.

Regional police officer Zulfiqar Hameed told Reuters that four kidnappers had been arrested and another killed during an arrest attempt.

"Investigations reveal that in each case a paedophile kidnaps little girls, rapes them and kills them," he said.

The case of Ansari would soon be solved, he said: "We have got CCTV footage that shows a young man taking her along. We will catch him very soon," adding that 95 DNA samples had been taken from suspects.

A number of police officials have been transferred out of the region for failing to investigate complaints of missing children since 2015, when authorities uncovered what they called a paedophile ring linked to a prominent local family.

At least two people have been convicted in the case, in which authorities say hundreds of children in the district were abused.

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