PESHAWAR: Days after a minor girl was raped and murdered in Abbottabad district, an eight-year-old girl was reportedly raped and tortured to death in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday.
Station House Officer (SHO), Nowshera Kalan told reporters that police recovered the body of eight-year-old Manahil from the nearby graveyard on Kheshgi road.
A source in the police added that the tortured body suggests the girl might was raped before being murdered, adding that the victim's head was crushed with a heavy stone.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered on the complaint of the girl’s father, Shah Said, against unidentified persons. The body has been shifted to district headquarter hospital.
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Manahil's father Shah Said told reporters her daughter disappeared on Thursday, saying he had registered a report with the police. Police, however, did not help the family in finding the girl.
Said added that the girl was studying in grade three at a private school. On the day of the murder, she arrived from school and, after some time, left for a nearby religious seminary where she had been taking classes, but didn't return.
“Manahil was sent by the the principal of the seminary to his home along with a few other girls to deliver some food, but then she went missing. We couldn't find her despite searching for her all night."
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