ARACHI: The gruesome gang rape and murder of two girls set off fresh riots in Karachi and police opened fire after tear gas failed to disperse rioters, witnesses said.

Doctors at a government hospital said they had treated 14 people. They said eight people were in serious condition.

Police said they resorted to firing when thousands of rioters rained down stones at police. The crowds took to the streets as news. of the rape and murder of two girls spread.

Police said they had arrested over 30 people.

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 16, 1987