KARACHI: Police on Thursday claimed to have made significant progress in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in PIB Colony as fingerprints of two arrested suspects have matched with the samples taken from the victim’s clothes, said officials.

The investigators have taken fingerprints from the victim girl’s clothes and the bed of one of the accused in his home and both samples have matched.

East SSP Sajid Amir Sadozai confirmed that the fingerprints of the alleged criminals had matched with the samples taken from the clothes of the girl.

Both the accused had already confessed their involvement in the gruesome crime. However the police were waiting for the DNA reports.

One of the held accused is a neighbour of the victim girl, who is a tailor by profession while another accused is a scavenger. The police sources said that the tailor had allegedly kidnapped the minor girl and took her to the roof of his home where the suspects allegedly gang-raped her. Later on, they killed her with some hard and blunt instruments and threw her body on a garbage dump wrapped in clothes on Sept 6, which the accused had brought from his tailoring shop.

Published in Dawn, September 18th, 2020