MARDAN: A tortured body of young girl was found from a field in Mardan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Wednesday.
Haseena, the six-year-old victim, had been missing for the past two days, authorities said.
The deceased's father Habibur Rehman said that they had been trying to find her, but to no avail. The body has been shifted to the Mardan Medical Complex for medico-legal requirements.
Mardan District Police Officer Wahid Mehmood constituted a special team to investigate the incident with the family to be briefed on the progress into the case on a daily basis.
Girl tortured by cleric dies, family protests in Multan
The victim's family demanded the concerned authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice to set an example for such an issue to not occur in the future.
On Tuesday, an eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly tortured by a cleric at a religious seminary in Qadir Pur Rawan last week, died at Nishtar Hospital Multan.
After the death of Mahnoor Fatima, her family took to the streets and protested outside the hospital. They blocked the road for two hours and demanded strict action against the accused.
Mohammad Jameel, father of the victim said police arrested cleric Abdul Haq, but later released him without initiating any legal proceedings. “My daughter died due to the negligence of the doctors and brutal torture inflicted by the teacher at the seminary.”