PESHAWAR: A minor girl, who had gone out of her home on some errand, was found murdered in the Railway Colony area of the provincial capital on Sunday evening.

Father of the girl, 11, told the East Cantonment police that they started search for her when she did not return home after she went out to purchase something from a nearby shop.

Later, he said they found her half-naked body stuffed in a sack from a corner of the Railway Colony. He said the body bore a wound on head, adding she was strangulated with a piece of cloth.

He said the family had no enmity with anyone.

Meanwhile, the police shifted the body to a hospital for postmortem.

According to a statement, the police had also questioned some suspects from the area, while geo-fencing of the area was also being carried out. CCTV cameras footage from the area was also being scanned.

Meanwhile, the area residents and family members took the minor’s body to the Peshawar Press Club, where they placed it on the road and staged a protest to press for arrest of the murderer(s). The protesters dispersed after police assurance that the culprits would be arrested soon.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2022

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