PESHAWAR: Police Investigators were on the verge of reaching to the main culprit in the murder case of a five-year old minor girl child in Fathu, village of Tehsil Takhtbai, district Mardan. “
We have collected blood samples from over 400 individuals of the locality and have sent them to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) Lahore,” told this scribe on condition of anonymity.
The minor girl, Hasina, the daughter of a religious cleric, Habib-ur-Rehman, went missing on the evening of August 5, 2018 and on next morning her tortured body was found in a canal of water inside agriculture farms.
The father of the girl, a highly humble person use to tailor clothes in the morning and in the evening use to teach Islamic education to the women of the area. For the purpose, he has turned his house into a religious seminary. He also used to lead prayers in a mosque of the locality.
Highly satisfied with the process of investigations of police and support of the local population, he demanded public hanging of the murderer to make him a precedent for other such criminals.
He said that he demands punishment for the culprit to protect the children of others from such criminal assaults, he stated with tears in his eyes. He said that all senior police officers and politicians have visited his residence to express sympathies and extend support to him in unearthing of the culprits.
The investigators of the concerned Takhtbai Police Station are leaving no stone unturned in connections with investigations of the gruesome incident. The police officer said that their seniors had clarified about acceptance of no pressure in connections with investigations.
He said that they are investigating the murder, saying that both hands and legs of the victims were tied with her trouser belt and the body was carrying the signs of torture. However, he did not confirm the possibility of her rape before murder. But, he was of the strong opinion that the spot from where the body had found is likely to be secondary evidence and the murder might be happened in some other place.
The landmark evidences collected by the investigators from the spot are included the blood from the leaf of crops and a bare foot sample made on a mud that might lead the investigators to reach to the culprit.
The member of the investigative team was confident of getting breakthrough in next few days into the incident. He said that the culprits will be brought before media also.