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RAWALPINDI: A man was arrested on the charge of raping and killing a minor girl.

The victim, a Prep class student and daughter of a police constable, left her house at Pirwadhai to buy sweets from a nearby shop on Tuesday afternoon and disappeared. Police said the arrested man allegedly raped the girl and then strangled her to death.

Later, he stuffed the body in a sack and was about to dispose it of at 1am in the Pirwadhai graveyard when people of the area caught him.

“They spotted him while carrying a blood-stained sack and moving suspiciously,” said the police. The people stopped him and called the police who untied the sack and found the body of the missing girl.  

Police investigating officer Malik Mumtaz told Dawn that the accused, a butcher by profession, lived in the same area in a rented room. He trapped the girl by offering her a pack of chips.

The accused has confessed to sexually assaulting the girl and later killing her, said the police. The body was shifted to the Holy Family Hospital for a postmortem examination. Hospital sources said the girl was sexually assaulted before being strangled.

Moving scenes were witnessed when the body of the girl was brought to her house.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2014