upon his death – Namaz-e-Janaja – and will be boycotted.
The move by Muslim leaders came close to the heels of Mandsaur lawyers deciding to refrain from representing Irfan in the court. The Mandsaur Bar Association took the decision to boycott Irfan and said that an army of 100 lawyers will appear on behalf of the victimized girl.
The girl was found brutally raped and with her throat slit in a secluded area in Mandsaur on Wednesday, a day after she went missing from the school. Police had arrested Irfan on basis of the CCTV grabs showing him escorting the girl away from the school.
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