The brother of a 7-year-old girl who was strangled to death after being sexually assaulted has turned out to be her murderer.
As per reports, the suspect was allegedly sexually abusing his sister for several months.
The 14-year-old boy confessed to murdering his sister for fear of being caught by family members.
District Police Officer (DPO) Bilal Iftikhar Kayani appreciated the police officers and gave cash rewards to personnel for tracing and arresting the suspect.
Almost a month ago, the police took action after a labourer, Abdul Ghafoor filed a complaint at Bada Ghar police station that his 7-year-old daughter had gone missing from the house.
Bachiki In-charge police, Anjum Rizwan Cheema was directed to investigate the missing girl incident.
He along with other police officers and personnel conducted a search operation for the missing girl in the village and nearby areas. Initially, the police could not find the minor girl.
The next day after she was reported missing, the body of the girl was found in a field near the village. Initial investigations suggested she had been strangled to death after being raped.
As soon as the incident was reported, DPO Kiani, Bada Ghar DSP Circle Mian Khalid Mehmood, SHO Muhammad Botha Dogar, and Bachiki in charge, collected proof after checking the scene.
Police arrested the suspect after a search operation. Reportedly, the DNA sample of the victim’s brother had matched, indicating his involvement in the crime.
The suspect has confessed to the crime during an investigation.
Police officials added that Saqlain also confessed to sexually assaulting his little sister for several months.
The juvenile suspect also stated that he had sexually assaulted animals.
DPO Kiani remarked that this rape-cum-murder incident had reflected the moral decay of society. we need to revive our values to avoid such heinous crimes, he added.
The DPO said that he along with his team will organise awareness lectures in all educational institutions so that children can be told about their values. He appealed to the citizens to come forward and play their role in preventing such incidents. “We must provide our children with education as well as training.”