A three-year-old girl was sexually assualted before being brutally killed in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa’s Kohat district.
A local resident of Kohat, residing in Khattak Colony, lodged a complaint with police, stating that his minor daughter Hareem Fatima went out of the house to play with other children but unfortunately did not return.
The child was found dead later near a nullah outside the colony she resided in. After being informed of the incident, the police sent the body for autopsy which confirmed that she had been sexually assualted before being murdered.
A first information report has been registered against unidentified persons and further investigation is underway to ascertain the truth.
The murder of the minor girl caused widespread panic in the area. Locals of the area demanded immediate arrest of the culprits behind the heinous crime.
They said that the child was found alive by the family but later died due to lack of facilities at the local hospital.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2021.