ISLAMABAD: A minor girl was killed accidentally by her father’s aunt in the capital’s rural area, police said on Saturday.

The five-year old went to the house of her father’s uncle located in Azeem Town in the limits of Sihala police on April 29.

The uncle’s wife was washing clothes and over a petty issue she slapped her. The girl’s head hit a wall after being slapped. She started bleeding from the nose and mouth and died shortly, said the police.

The woman informed her husband about the incident and both then allegedly concealed the body in a deep freezer. After a couple of days, a daughter of the couple opened the door of the freezer and saw the body and got frightened.

When she started shouting, the neighbours gathered and informed the father of the deceased girl, the police said.

According to the police, the woman’s husband offered a six-marla house to the victim’s father on the condition that he would not register a case. Later, they took the body to their native town in Gujar Khan and buried there.

An informer alerted the police about the incident on May 12. The police got it confirmed from the neighbours and later detained the woman’s husband who confessed to the crime. However, the woman who allegedly killed the girl disappeared from the area.

The police have registered a murder case against the couple.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a car on Srinagar Highway. The victim was identified as Mohammad Mubashir.

Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2021

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