MARDAN: Police on Wednesday found tortured body of a five-year-old girl in agricultural fields near the victim’s house in Dhandu Pathu village of Takhtbai tehsil.

Officials of Takhtbai police station took the body to Mardan Medical Complex Hospital for postmortem.

Police officials said the hands and legs of the girl were fastened before she was strangulated.

Police said Mufti Habib-ur-Rehman, father of the victim, had lodged report about missing of his daughter three days ago. They said the police started efforts for recovery of missing girl identified as Haseena soon after registration of the report.

However, they said they found the body of the girl when residents of the area informed them after spotting it in the agricultural fields.

Dr Javed Iqbal of Mardan Medical Complex told Dawn that they had received body of the minor girl for postmortem and medical examination to check whether she was assaulted or not.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2018

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