RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: Police have arrested on Friday a man for killing his minor niece during an assault.
The suspect, according to the Airport Police Station officials, has confessed to his crime.
The victim’s father, Noorullah, told the policed that he made a living by buying and selling scrap from households and shops. On the night between Thursday and Friday, he came late to home and saw his daughter lying wrapped in a blanket in the courtyard of his small two-room house.
The father realised that the child was not sleeping, but was dead when he put her on the bed. Noorullah rushed to the nearby hospital, where doctors told him to take the body to a government hospital.
At District Head Quarters (DHQ) Hospitals, doctors stated on the physical condition of the body that the child was killed during the rape. The cause of death was suffocation caused by pressing the pillow on the nose.
ASP Civil Lines Benish Fatima reached Noorullah’s home with the police force.
Under her supervision, police collected evidence, recorded statements and registered an FIR on behalf of Noorullah.
The suspect, Noorullah’s brother Waliullah, was arrested within hours. He confessed to assaulting and killing the child.
CPO Rawalpindi Mohammad Faisal Rana said in a statement that police have expertly traced an innocent child abuse case; there was only one suspect in the case who was the uncle of the victim, police arrested him. He said that Police were collecting all the evidence to reach the logical conclusion of the case, the samples obtained from the girl’s body are being sent to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory for DNA test while the DNA test of the accused will be conducted.
Sidara’s funeral prayer was held in the graveyard near Car Chowk. On the incident the atmosphere of the entire area was mournful. The residents of the area have demanded that the murderer of a minor girl be punished.