KARACHI: Police on Monday revealed that a suspect arrested over his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a minor girl within the jurisdiction of the Bin Qasim police station has confessed to the heinous crime.
According to investigators, the suspect, identified as Farhan, is the victim’s neighbour. He and his brother are being investigated in the case.
A police official said that ten out of the 14 people who were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in the crime would be released, while Farhan and others will be produced before the relevant court to obtain their physical remand.
Last week, police took 14 people into custody on suspicion of their involvement in the brutal rape and murder of the 10-year-old girl. Their DNA samples were obtained for testing.
According to Malir SSP Farrukh Raza, the arrested suspect was residing in the building from where the body of the girl was recovered.
He said that the police had got a two-day physical remand of the accused, adding that the incident was being investigated from different angles.
A post-mortem report of the deceased had confirmed that she was murdered after being subjected to rape by a grown man.
The body of the child was recovered in the overhead water tank of a building in Marshal Yard, Railway Colony late on Thursday night. She had gone missing at around 6:00 pm on the same day. Her relatives started a search and found the body inside the water tank on the building’s third floor, where no one lived.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where doctors confirmed that she was raped and strangled, according to Bin Qasim SHO.