LAHORE: Police on Sunday confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a minor girl living in the city’s Baghbanpura neighborhood, sources claimed. Was kidnapped for
However, police said they would not comment on whether the abduction was motivated by rape until an autopsy report on the body of the seven-year-old confirmed sexual abuse.
Sources also informed Geo News That the accused killed a minor girl to hide his identity.
Saad Aziz, Superintendent of Police (SP) for Kent, said the accused was “a neighbor of a married and murdered girl”. He added that a kidnapping case was registered on the same day the seven-year-old went missing.
Aziz said the arrested accused was being questioned.
A Kent Division police spokesman said SP Aziz had reached out to the family and assured full co-operation. His statement was quoted as saying that those who abuse children will be dealt with with an iron fist.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar took notice of the incident and directed Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Omar Sheikh to submit a report on the alleged rape and murder.
Expressing regret over the incident, Bazdar expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family. He assured that justice would be provided at all costs.
The Chief Minister said that the people behind this tragic incident should be brought to book immediately.
After taking notice of the Chief Minister, the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) for SP Aziz and Baghbanpura visited the spot.
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