Police claim arrest of main accused in 9-year old girl rape, murder case


NOWSHERA: Nowshera police Tuesday claimed to have arrested main accused in rape and murder case of a nine-year old girl within three days.
According to DIG Mardan Ali Mohammad Khan Gandapur, the accused Yasir has confessed to have killed the girl after raping her. The police said that the accused was identified through DNA test. He said that the accused was a friend of the victim’s father, who had also attended the funeral prayer of the victim.
The DIG told the newsmen, that the police officials would be rewarded for solving the case. He said that the accused was arrested from his home. He said that 20 suspects were interrogated.
Shah Saeed, a resident of Nawan Killay in Nowshera Kalan, had reported to the police that his 9-year-old daughter, (M), was a Grade-III student at a local school. She would go to a seminary in the afternoon to receive religious education, he added.
The man said as per routine, his daughter went to the Madrassa on Thursday but did not return. “We searched for her everywhere. Announcements were made through the masajid loudspeakers but she remained untraceable,” said the aggrieved father in the report registered at the police station.
Shah Saeed said he came to know on Friday morning that Manahil’s body was lying at a graveyard. He said she had been killed by unidentified culprit or culprits after subjecting her to physical torture, adding he had no enmity with anyone.


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