DADU: An eight-year-old girl, who had gone missing since evening a day before, was found dead in a desolate place in Kotri Site area on Monday.

Father of the victim, Liaqat Ali Hazara, said that his daughter had left home in Mahmood Shah Colony in Kotri Site area to buy goodies from a nearby shop in the locality during Iftar time yesterday but did not return.

The family came to know the next morning that the girl’s body was spotted in a desolate place in the colony, he said.

Sources in the neighbourhood suspected the girl might have been sexually assaulted before murder but said it could be ascertained only after a proper post-mortem.

It could not be confirmed till filing of this report that if any case was lodged from the family.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2024

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