Cousin arrested for sexual assault, murder of 8-year-old girl in Hangu
PESHAWAR: The Hangu police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested the alleged molester and killer of a 9-year-old girl, Madiha who has confessed to his crime before the police during initial investigation.
DPO Hangu, Shahid Ahmad Khan while talking to media said police have succeeded in arresting the killer of Madiha who has been identified as Ilyas, son of Rehman Gul, a cousin of the victim.
Police have also recovered a pistol from the possession of the arrested accused which he used during the crime.
During initial investigation the accused Ilyas has confessed to the crime and has been shifted to Kohat for further interrogation.
Madiha went missing on Saturday, last, and later her body was found in bushes near her village. Initial investigation confirmed that the minor girl was fired at from the back after being molested. The killer had also strangled the minor girl who had scars on her body.
Meanwhile, a grand Jirga was held at Hangu which demanded public execution of the accused and otherwise warned that the house of the accused would be bulldozed. The Jirga agreed that no one would be allowed to commit such brutal and anti-human crime in Hangu in future.
MPA Shah Faisal on the occasion said that government was taking tangible steps to avert recurrence of such anti-social incidents adding an exemplary punishment would be given to the accused involved in Madiha case to contain repetition of such incidents. He further said that enactment of laws were also underway in provincial and National Assembly against such crime. – APP