The police have arrested Pir Syed Suraj Shah’s brother Pir Shahzeb Shah in the case of the death of 10-year-old Fatima.

According to the police, Pir Syed Suraj Shah is the Gadinishin of Dargah Ghousia.

Police say that Pir Shahzeb Shah is being investigated in relation to Hina Shah and her father, Fayaz Hussain Shah Jilani.


Additionally, only a day after an investigating officer working on the case of the murder of 10-year-old Fatima in Khairpur, another officer has also been transferred.

DSP Safiullah Solangi was appointed as the new investigating officer just a few days ago, however, he was removed the very next day and DSP CTD Abdul Qudous Kalhoro was appointed as the new investigating officer.

Dissatisfied with the performance of the investigating officer Inspector Bachal Qazi, the Anti-Terrorism Court had ordered that an officer of DSP level should be appointed as the investigating officer.

Earlier, the lawyer of the murdered girl had said in the court that the police are not cooperating, and that so far the pin code of the mobile phone has not been obtained from the main suspect, Pir Asad Shah.

Fatima’s case

A domestic maid, 10-year-old child Fatima Phuriro, was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Ranipur.

The child had been working as a domestic worker at a haveli owned by an influential local, Pir Asad Shah Jilani.

Fatima’s mother, Shabana, was informed about the death by the employer who asked her to remove the body from the premises where two of Fatima’s sisters were also employed.

According to DIG Sukkur Javed Jiskani, the parents initially did not share the facts of the case with the police and claimed that the girl was suffering from gastroenteritis. While her diagnosis was also confirmed by Dr Abdul Fatah Memon who treated her, the DIG revealed that Fatima was taken to the hospital either by the Pir or his staff and that the SHO was present at the time she was pronounced dead.

It was not until videos of the child were leaked by an unknown source and circulated in social media that the case caught media’s eye. By then, the family had buried Fatima on August 15.

The body was later exhumed and sent for an autopsy which revealed that the girl had been raped both vaginally and anally.