A suspect who allegedly raped three minor girls was arrested by the police in Peshawar, reported Geo News.

According to the police, the DNA test of the man matched with the girls and he also confessed to sexually assaulting the three minor girls and killing two of them.

In his reported confession, he said he raped and killed a 10-year-old girl in the Railway Colony area on July 3 and also killed a girl in the Kalibari area after sexually assaulting her on July 17. He raped another victim on July 10.

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The accused is reportedly aged between 25 and 30 and worked as a craftsman.

For this case, a special investigation team interviewed a survivor. The team also went through 50 images of suspects and conducted DNA tests of 100 people and investigated 200 residences, reports Express Tribune.

Child molestation has been on the rise as it jumped up by 93 per cent in 2021 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The Central Police Office (CPO) has stated that 360 cases of child sexual abuse were recorded last year across the province.