Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A man accused of killing a minor has been arrested in Nowshahra

Pukhtun Nama Desk News

Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Nowshahr district say they have arrested a man involved in the killing of a six-year-old girl in the Rashki area of ​​Nowshahra two days ago.

District police chief Najam al-Hasnain told a news conference that the body of a six-year-old girl had been found two days ago in an old building near his home, and that there were blood stains on the child’s clothes.

He said the incident took place in the Rashki Hamza area of ​​Nowshahra.

Adnan Khan, a spokesman for Nowshahr police, said a three-member committee headed by DIG Sher Akbar Khan had been set up to investigate the incident. The man again admitted to killing the child, according to police.

Imran Khan Tukar, a children’s rights activist, said there were laws in place to protect the rights of children and prevent further violence against them, but the complexity of the police investigation and justice system led the involved To escape punishment.

Such incidents are reported from time to time in different parts of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

And in Nowshahra, such incidents are more common.

Police have arrested two people in connection with the recent murder of an eight-year-old girl, one of whom pleaded guilty to raping and then killing the child.

Following the killing of the child in February, a bill was tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to expose those responsible for such incidents.

The bill was passed in the assembly but the provincial law minister, Sultan Mohammad Khan, said they had approved the bill but faced another legal hurdle in the process, with the Supreme Court of Pakistan blaming the law. He said they would take the matter to the Supreme Court.