Detectives in Pakistan are searching for a man who raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl and then dumped her body in rubbish dump.

At least two people have died in protests sparked by the appalling crime which has rocked Pakistan.

Zainab Ansari went missing on her way to a Koran recital class. Her body was later found 2km away from her home.

Watch the CCTV footage of her last moments:

Zainab’s murder has sparked outrage in Pakistan, with #JusticeForZainab trending as one of the country’s top Twitter hashtags.

Opposition leader and former cricketer Imran Khan called for police to act swiftly.

He tweeted: “The condemnable & horrific rape & murder of little Zainab exposes once again how vulnerable our children are in our society.

“This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened. We have to act swiftly to punish the guilty & ensure that our children are better protected.”

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