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CJ takes notice of girl’s murder

PESHAWAR, July 21 2005: Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court, Justice Tariq Pervez, on July 20 took suo motu notice of assault and killing of an 11-year-old handicapped orphan girl in Chamkani. The chief justice directed the Chamkani police station SHO to appear in the court along with the case record on Thursday, said a press release.

Haleema, 11, a resident of Fatho Abdurahimia in the suburbs of Peshawar, was criminally assaulted by her neighbours on May 31, who later hanged her to death.

Her body was recovered from a nearby orchard.

Prime suspects, Sawab Gul and his brother-in-law Mohammad Ayub, are absconding.

Police arrested four other people in the case who were released on bail by an additional and sessions judge.

The grandfather of the victim complained that the police had failed to arrest the culprits and appealed to the president and the prime minister to bring the killers to book.
Source: Dawn
Date:7/21/2005