LOWER DIR: The body of two-year-old Hareem Shah, who went missing five days ago, was found in Chakdara, Lower Dir on Wednesday, after which the area people staged a massive protest against the incident.
The minor girl went missing from Sharab Kohi, Rahmora Darra area on October 23 and the report of the incident was filed the same day.
Police said that the body of the little girl was found at a mountain in Ramora Darra. It said that the little girl has been killed. The body was sent to Khyber Medical University Peshawar for medical examination.
12 suspects have also been arrested from the area, who are being interrogated.
The news about the murder of the minor girl spread like a jungle fire. Hundreds of people attended the funeral prayer and then held a protest demonstration to condemn the incident and demanded the arrest of the culprits.
The protest rally in Chakdara Bazaar was organised by the central trade union which was attended by civil society activists and other people in large numbers. The protesters gave a deadline of three days to police for the arrest of culprits and said in case of failure, they will march towards Islamabad.
Chakdara Bar Association President Advocate Attaullah, who also attended the protest, said that no member from the bar will take the case of the accused, if arrested. He said that the bar association will go to any extent to get justice for the victim’s family.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ijaz Khan said that 12 people have been arrested so far on suspicion of involvement in the murder. He said that police are thoroughly investigating the incident and culprits will be arrested soon.