Accused in rape, murder case of Charsadda minor-girl arrested
According to police sources, the accused has confessed to the crime and the weapon he used to murder the child has also been recovered.
Earlier, DNA tests of more than 100 suspects were conducted and 15 people were kept under custody after releasing the other detainees.
The accused is among one of the persons under custody, police sources revealed.
On October 08, the mutilated body of a 2.5-year-old girl Zainab had been found dumped in the fields in the Daudzai area of Peshawar, close to Charsada.
The girl’s body was sent to the nearby hospital, where the doctors confirmed that the girl had been raped before being stabbed to death.
Reportedly, the girl was kidnapped a day earlier and her family had been looking for her.
Rape incidents in recent days
Rape cases are on sudden rise in the country, amid calls for serious punishments for convicts.
On September 09, a woman was travelling on Lahore-Sialkot motorway was gang-raped in front of her children at the gunpoint.
On September 23, a girl was kidnapped and raped in Karachi’s Clifton area.
On October 01, a girl was gang-raped after being kidnapped while waiting for a bus on Jaranwala Road.
On October 02, two men lured a girl to a hotel located near Lahore Railway Station on the pretext of job interview and raped her.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also said that the convicts in rape case should be hanged publicly or castrated.