A Pakistani state murder prosecutor working on the assassination case of former PM Benazir Bhutto, has been shot dead in Islamabad. Anonymous gunmen intercepted Chaudhry Zulfiqar’s car in a middle-class neighborhood, riddling it with bullets.
The man suspected of the rape and torture of a 5-year-old Indian girl has been taken into custody by Delhi police. Protests erupted in the Indian capital demanding justice for the infant and accusing police of ‘apathy’ towards the case.
Iran has been struck with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which sent tremors throughout the Persian Gulf states and India. At least 35 people have been killed and 80 injured in neighboring Pakistan, a military official told Reuters.
Indian rescuers have finished the search of the collapsed building in Mumbai that killed at least 72 people. A woman was rescued after 36 hours trapped under the rubble, while a 10-month-old baby girl was pulled out alive after 29 hours.
At least 68 people, including 17 children, have died after a building under construction collapsed in Mumbai, India’s largest city, on Thursday evening. Some 70 people have also been injured, according to police.