In yet another tragic incident on Sunday, a minor girl was allegedly raped and brutally murdered by her cousin in Nawabshah.
According to details disclosed by the police, the suspect strangulated the victim after raping her and cut her throat with a knife. Police said that the eight-year-old fourth grader was alone at her home in Jamshed Colony area of Old Nawabshah when the incident took place.
The suspect then covered her body in a sheet and threw it in a livestock area near the house before fleeing the crime scene.
The young girl’s parents told journalists that they had gone to a relative’s house to offer condolences for someone’s death. Upon returning home they were unable to find their daughter after which they rushed to inform the police who found her body in the nearby livestock farm.
The victim’s parents said that they had been informed by their neighbours that their nephew – the father’s sister’s son – had come to the house in their absence. The devastated couple demanded that the culprit be brought to justice for the brutal rape and murder of their young and innocent daughter.
Later, CIA Police Incharge Mubin Parhyar said that the police carried out several raids before finally nabbing the accused, whom they found dressed in blood-covered clothes.
Upon being questioned, the accused confessed to sexually assaulting and murdering his cousin.
The young girl’s body was shifted to People’s Medical University Hospital for an autopsy. However, no FIR was lodged till the filing of this report.