May 242015

HARIPUR: An eight-year-old was strangled to death after she was raped by an unidentified person; her body was found dumped in a roadside ravine in Sirikot, said the police on Saturday. Ghazi DSP Hakim Khan said locals found a sack in a roadside ravine near Sirikot bypass, some 15 kilometres from Ghazi tehsil headquarters. They informed the police who took the body to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where the casualty medical officer, Dr Fauzia, examined the remains. The DSP quoted her as saying the victim was about eight years old and was strangled to death after being raped. The victim’s identity had not been ascertained till this report was filed. After the autopsy, the body was placed in the mortuary and all police stations in Haripur and Swabi were informed, added the DSP.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2015.

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