KP & FATA

Asma Case: Police Submits Investigation Report in SC

The police submitted on Saturday the investigation report to the Supreme Court in the case of the four-year-old Aasma who was raped before being killed in Mardan earlier this month.
Moreover, a grand jirga is under way seeking early arrest of the suspect. Four-year-old Asma’s parents are Saturday still looking for justice on the 14th day of the murder of their daughter as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police are unable to arrest the culprit.
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.Asma Case: Police Unable To Nab Culprits After 11 DaysEarlier on Friday, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took 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 January 17, K-P’s top cop said that an autopsy report had confirmed that a minor girl in Mardan had been raped before being killed.
“Asma went missing in Gujjar Ghari area of Mardan on January 13 and her body was found the following afternoon,” Mehsud confirmed last week, adding that they had sent the body for an autopsy which confirmed that the girl had been raped and then strangled.
On the other hand, Punjab government has sent the initial report to KP government. According to Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) Director General Dr Ashraf Tahir, samples taken from minor’s body have verified that she was raped before getting murdered.
Asma’s hair, nails and samples of skin were sent to the laboratory. Furthermore, her DNA test will be conducted in the next step. Dr Ashraf Tahir said the department is trying to complete all the tests as soon as possible.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif extended ‘sincere’ cooperation to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in the Aasma murder case.