Eight-year-old girl 'raped, tortured to death' in Nowshera

Police are investigating the case to ascertain the cause of the incident


Our Correspondent December 28, 2018
Police are investigating the case to ascertain the cause of the incident. REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE

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."

COMMENTS (1)

Yahya | 2 years ago | Reply Please carry out a DNA test and arrest the culprit. Please make an example of this. We need more awareness about pedophilia.
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