Vastavam web: Pakistani police have arrested two teenagers, including a close relative, for their involvement in the alleged rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in the country’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, triggering massive protests.The minor Mardan girl was found dead in a sugarcane field in January.The prime suspect, 15-year-old Muhammad Nabi, worked in a local restaurant and was also a close relative of the deceased.The suspect in the “blind case” was traced using DNA samples obtained from a single drop of blood found on a leaf near the crime scene, the Dawn News reported.
The IG claimed that it was a case of attempted rape before murder. However, a forensic report issued by the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) had earlier confirmed that the girl was raped before she was murdered, it said.The teenager took the child to a sugarcane field nearby her house on January 13. Her body was found there the next day.The other suspect has been identified as a close associate of the primary suspect. Police claim that Nabi had informed him about the killing.Pakistan has seen a wave of protests in recent weeks over alleged police negligence.