The body of an eight-year-old girl was found by Hangu police on Sunday who said that she was subjected to an extremely brutal rape and torture before being murdered.
District Police Officer (DPO) Shahid Ahmed told the press that the child’s body was recovered from some bushes in Hangu district’s Saro Khel village whereas it had been shifted to the district headquarter hospital for medical examination.
DPO Shahid said that the bruises on the girl’s body pointed towards rape whereas the rapist had also shot the child before strangling her to death, all of which would be clear once the medical reports come in.
He said that the police were monitoring two people as persons of interest in the case but further investigations would be carried out in light of the medical report which is expected in 24 hours.
According to the details, the child had gone to a shop on Saturday afternoon to buy snacks but did not return. Her family and area residents initiated a search operation on their own but after failing to find her, they informed police on Sunday morning.