CHAKWAL: Police have arrested the suspected murderer of a seven-year-old girl who was killed on Jan 27 in Sehgalabad village.
Komal Shehzadi went missing on Jan 27 and was found lying dead near the fields of the village.
Addressing a press conference in Sehgalabad village on Monday, District Police Officer Retired Captain Wahid Mehmood revealed that the accused had killed the minor girl due to a tussle he had with the maternal uncle of the victim.
The victim’s mother had separated from her husband a few months ago. She had two daughters. One was living with the father while the deceased was living with her at her parents’ house.
The accused, being the neighbour of the victim’s maternal uncles, had family terms with them.
According to villagers the girl was also acquainted with the accused who took her away on January 27.
“The accused brutally killed the innocent girl as he first strangled her and then inflicted injuries on her face and head with a sickle,” the DPO said. The accused did not sexually assault the victim.
After committing the heinous crime, the accused came to his home with blood-stained clothes. When he was inquired about the blood by his mother and brother, he told them about his crime. “The mother and the brother of the accused have also been booked in the case for concealing the crime”, the DPO said.