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Two held for rape, murder of minor girl

KARACHI: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two suspected killers of an eight-year-old girl.

Speaking at a press conference, SSP-Central Asim Qaimkhani said the eight-year-old girl was kidnapped within the remit of the Jauharabad police station on Dec 14.

He said that after sexual assault the suspect killed the girl and dumped her body in Block 2, Gulistan-i-Jauhar.

The SSP said the suspects were caught trying to kidnap another girl nearly of the same age in the same area. However, area people caught and handed them over to police.

Quoting the small girl who escaped kidnapping on Tuesday, the SSP said she had seen the murdered girl with the two suspects.

He said the suspects were painters and residents of Jauharabad.

SSP Asim further said that during initial investigations the suspects confessed to having killed the girl.

He said both suspects were married and lived in the area with their families.

Source: Dawn