Florida girl was alive when tossed from bridge by father, police say

Vigil held for girl, 5, thrown from St. Petersburg bridge

A 5-year-old girl is dead after her father threw her from a bridge in St. Petersburg, according to police.


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Five-year-old girl brutally raped in Pakistan: police

A five-year-old Pakistani girl was in critical condition on Saturday after being kidnapped and brutally raped in the eastern city of Lahore, police said.

File photo of buildings in the old residental walled city of Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/Arif Ali)


LAHORE, Pakistan: A five-year-old Pakistani girl was in critical condition on Saturday after being kidnapped and brutally raped in the eastern city of Lahore, police said.

The girl was found outside a hospital at around 8pm (1500 GMT) on Friday, said Lahore police chief Chaudhry Shafiq, a day after she went missing from a low-income neighbourhood in the city.

“We suspect that unknown men kidnapped the girl and after raping her threw her outside the hospital,” Shafiq said.

CCTV footage showed a security guard from Lahore’s Sir Ganga Ram hospital carrying the victim into the building on his shoulder after he found her lying on the road in a critical condition, said the police chief.

Doctors said the child was raped several times, added Shafiq, and after receiving emergency care was transferred to the intensive care unit of nearby Services hospital.

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Teen Said He Fatally Beat 5-year-old Neighbor With a Bowling Ball

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A 13-year-old Fort Worth boy confessed to killing his 5-year-old neighbor by hitting him twice in the head with a bowling ball, according to allegations detailed in a detention hearing Friday.

The teen made the statement about the death of Sida Osman after people found him crying, according to a summary of the case against the teen read by a county employee during the hearing.

Associate Judge Kim Brown ordered that the teen remain in custody and said she will appoint him an attorney today.

The suspect, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, wore handcuffs shackled to a belt around his waist during the morning hearing. Dressed in a tan jumpsuit issued to juvenile defendants, the teen showed little emotion as he stood before the judge.

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Outrage over Saudi ‘blood money’ in 5-year-old girl’s beating death

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.

The social media campaign gaining momentum Sunday is the latest attempt to use the Internet to pressure the kingdom’s ultraconservative rulers.

Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child’s virginity.

Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in “blood money” to avoid a possible death sentence.

The money was presumably offered to the girl’s mother or other relatives.


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