Another Young Girl Sexually Assaulted & Killed In Mardan

Another Young Girl Sexually Assaulted & Killed In Mardan
PESHAWAR: Another tragic incident of rape and murder of a four-year-old girl Iqra took place in district Mardan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Iqra's dead body was found in fields. The body was burnt and swollen.

Reportedly, the child was missing for two days. Her dead body was recovered from a sugarcane field by local residents.

The body bears torture marks. Police after recovering Iqra's body conducted postmortem after which a full pledge investigation has been initiated and JIT has been established under the supervision of DPO Mardan Sajjad Khan.

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DPO Mardan Sajjad Khan told the media that father of Iqra is in Saudi Arabia. Initial legal action was taken and 15 suspects had been arrested.

The DPO further said that cases of similar nature were increasing and special measures and facilitation were required.

The residents informed that Iqra went out of home after taking ten rupees to purchase "Mehndi" but never returned home. Her family kept on searching to no avail.