Six more suspects held in Mardan rape, murder case

MARDAN: Mardan Police has arrested another six suspects in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Mardan after interviewing a total of 116 persons.

According to a statement by the district police officer, a geo-fencing of the area has been conducted while further analysis is being carried out. A further study of DNA samples will be done and data of all males in the locality will be collected.

The statement added that local community is cooperating in the investigation to apprehend the culprit.

Autopsy report confirms rape, murder of minor in Mardan

Earlier this week, an autopsy report had confirmed that the minor girl had been raped before being killed.

Addressing a news conference on Wednesday at the Central Police Office (CPO), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salahuddin Mehsud said that the girl had gone missing late last week and turned up dead the next day.

IGP Mehsud said that initial investigations indicated that the perpetrator had acted alone. “Most probably the offender was a single man and his motives were sexual assault of the girl and the child was strangled afterwards,” he said,


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