Missing girl found dead, two suspects held

Updated January 20, 2020

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Officials said the medical report to confirm whether or not the missing girl was raped was yet to be received. — Reuters/File
Officials said the medical report to confirm whether or not the missing girl was raped was yet to be received. — Reuters/File

NOWSHERA: Body of an eight-year-old missing girl was recovered in Ziarat Kaka Sahib village late Saturday night as police arrested two suspects and obtained a two-day physical remand of them from a magistrate on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference at Nowshera Kalan police station, SP investigations Sajjad Khan said DPO had formed an investigation team to probe the case and bring the culprits to justice. He said the two arrested accused, Ibrar and Rafique ul Wahab, had confessed to the crime.

The police officer said Ibrar admitted that the girl was brought to an under-construction building by offering her lipstick.

The girl, a resident of Mohallah Pir Sach in Ziarat Kaka Sahib, had gone to a nearby seminary for learning Quran. However, she didn’t return home. Her parents started searching for her, but failed, and approached police for registration of FIR at police post Ziarat Kaka Sahib.

However, her body was found in a water tank in a newly-constructed building near her home late on Saturday night, police said.

Officials said the medical report to confirm whether or not the missing girl was raped was yet to be received.

Published in Dawn, January 20th, 2020