Child assault suspect identified by DNA test in Karachi

Body of six-year-old girl was thrown in a garbage dump after she was kidnapped, raped and brutally murdered last month

Our Correspondent December 06, 2022
Victim’s family accuse police officials of letting suspects off the hook . PHOTO: FILE


Police on Monday claimed to have traced the prime suspect of the kidnapping, rape and brutal murder of a six-year-old girl then throwing the body in a garbage dump in the Muslimabad area of Quaidabad.

The gory murder had created uproar in the area and police were under immense pressure to find the suspects at the earliest, SSP District Malir Irfan Bahadur said talking to the media.

During the course of investigations, police obtained DNA samples of around 100 people after the incident, Bahadur said, adding the suspect Riyaz alias Kaka Munna, had gone into hiding due to which police could not get his DNA sample.

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However, samples of the accused's brother and his son were obtained and sent for laboratory examination. Sources say that the DNA sample of the accused matched with the evidence found from the child victim.

The tests were conducted at Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) at the Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi, he said.

SSP Bahadur said police are searching for the main accused, who is still at large.


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