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CJP takes suo moto notice of rape, murder of Mardan girl

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday has taken suo moto notice of rape and murder of a four-year-old Asma in Mardan.
The CJP has sought report of the case from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Inspector General within 24 hours.
On the other hand, Director General Forensic Dr Ashraf confirmed that the minor was raped before murder.
He said that report has also been sent to KP government adding that he will try to complete DNA test as early as possible.
Asma had gone missing on January 14 in Mardan’s Gujar Garhi area, and her dead body was found from sugarcane fields near her home on January 15 after rape.
More than 200 persons have been interrogated till now, and the minor’s parents have also appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT) along with other relatives.
The area is still in the grip of grief, and the locals are not only demanding the authorities to arrest the responsible persons but also to take measures in order to stop wicked activities of such kind in future.