Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug 21, 2012 / 02:59 am
A young girl who suffers from Down's Syndrome has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly burning a page from the Quran and could face the death penalty.
Police confirmed that they arrested a young girl named Rimsha on Aug. 16 at the urging of neighbors who claim they saw her burning pages of the book outside her home, according to Vatican Radio.
Some reports describe the girl from Islamabad as a teenager, while others say she could be as young as 11 years old.
A police officer said that had they not reacted quickly, the girl could have been seriously harmed by the hundreds of angry neighbors outside her home.