LOWER DIR: A two-year-old missing girl was found dead on a hill in Adenzai tehsil within the jurisdiction of Chakdara police station here on Tuesday.

The girl hailing from Chakdara went missing five days ago in Sharab Kohi locality of Darra, when her family was attending an engagement ceremony of a relative.

The girl’s father had registered a case with the Chakdara police. The body with torture marks was shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Chakdara.

The doctors after preliminary investigation sent the body to the Khyber Medical University. A police experts team from Mardan was called in for a scientific investigation.

Sub-divisional police officer Adenzai Mohammad Ijaz told Dawn that the case would be investigated scientifically to ensure early arrest of the culprit[s].

The incident spread panic and anger among the people of the locality with residents demanding of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to arrest the killer[s] and give them exemplary punishment. They said such incidents could not be tolerated in society.

Also, 14 people were injured when a Timergara-bound passenger coach skidded off the road in Muli Khat area. The injured were taken to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Talash. The coach was coming from Chakdara

The Talash police registered a case and started further investigations.

Meanwhile, assistant director Nadra Mian Fawad Ali on Tuesday said a total of 1,700 CNICs had been blocked in Dir and Bajaur districts.

Speaking at an online open kutcheri at the Nadra zonal office in Timergara, he said female staff had been hired for the office. He said an applicant could now make changes in his/her age up to five years in the CNIC.

Published in Dawn, October 28th, 2020