Rapist & Killer Of 7-Year-Old Khairpur Girl Identified: Police

Rapist & Killer Of 7-Year-Old Khairpur Girl Identified: Police
KHAIRPUR: The DNA of a suspect in the Khairpur rape and murder case matched the victim's sample, the police said on Monday.

The seven-year-old was strangled after being raped on January 11. The DNA tests were conducted on more than 365 suspects and a match was found with the victim's relative. Teams have been made to arrest the suspect, police said.

According to Deputy Inspector General of Police Fida Hussain Mastoi, the next 24 hours are critical. He said the accused will be traced soon and arrested.

Last week, police arrested five suspects in the rape and murder case of a seven-year-old girl from Khairpur. A case has been registered against three unidentified persons on the complaint of the child's father, the police had said.

The seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered after being abducted in Pir Jo Goth city of Khairpur district. Police had told media that the minor girl had been subjected to rape before being murdered. The body of the girl was found from a forest by the police officials.

The incident created panic and fear among the locals, who protested the latest gruesome incident of child abuse and demanded that the rapist be arrested.

Earlier in September last, five alleged culprits had kidnapped a woman with her three children and gang-raped her in Khairpur. The incident had transpired in the Sobho Dero Police jurisdiction where a woman with her three children was allegedly abducted by five culprits who then sexually assaulted her.

The victim had said that other than kidnapping and gang-rape, the five alleged culprits tortured her as well. TLTP