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Relative Arrested Over Alleged Rape And Murder Of 10-Year-Old Farishta

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Police on Wednesday arrested a close relative of a 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered in Islamabad.

According to police, the man arrested is a close relative of the 10-year-old Farista, whose body was found after being thrown in the forest.

Geo News reports that the police has refrained for sharing any further details but have broadened the scope of the investigation and are conducting raids to make arrests.

A case was registered against the station house officer (SHO) Shahzad Town and other officers. The family of the victim mentioned in the report that the girl had gone missing.

However, the SHO instead of looking for the girl, alleged, she had run away with someone.

Later, police said that the minor identified as Farishta was sexually assaulted and later murdered. Her body was disposed of in a nearby forest. The girl’s family belong to Mohmand Agency and the minor had gone missing on May 15.

The body had been moved to Poly Clinic for post mortem, however, no post-mortem was done till Tuesday. The family of the victim also claimed that the authorities took four days to file a First Information Report (FIR).

Journalist Aliya Shah said that apart from police not filing the FIR on time, the hospital also refused to carry out a post-mortem.

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