Missing minor girl found killed in fields

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NAROWAL: The minor girl, who had been abducted six days ago, was allegedly raped and found killed in fields.

Muhammad Shakeel, a resident of Marth tehsil, told the police that he had come to his in-laws village Sarai Shah Fateh Tehsil, Pasrur, along with his family.

He said on April 11 at 3:30pm, his two-and-a half-year-old daughter, Jannat Fatima, suddenly disappeared while playing outside the house. He said his family members and locals searched for the girl. Announcements were made in mosques as well.

On April 12, Badiana police registered a first information report against unknown kidnapper(s) on the request of Muhammad Shakeel.

The police and the victim`s family kept trying to find the girl but failed. Six days after the disappearance of the girl, Badiana police received information that body of an unknown girl was lying in the fields near village Sarai Shah Fateh. The police team reached the spot and took the body into custody.

The body was identified as of the missing girl.

Police spokesman Noman Ahmad said DPO Muhammad Hasan Iqbal had formed investigative and raiding teams under the leadership of SP investigation to recover the girl.

According to police sources, the girl was allegedly strangled after being sexually assaulted. The DPO said police forensic team obtained all the evidence and samples from the spot.

The DPO said the police investigation teams are using human intelligence sources and other options including modern technology to arrest the suspect.

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 17th April 2024.

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