Islamabad (February 21, 2018): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the authorities to submit challan in murder of four year old Asma.
The SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo moto case in the killing of 4-year-old Asma case and inquired with the Deputy Advocate general KPK as to if the accused is being arrested and if a challan is submitted in this regard.
The deputy advocate general replied that the accused Ghulam Nabi was arrested and is in judicial custody. The apex court ordered him to submit challan in the case within 10 days.
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On February 17, accused M. Nabi confessed that he raped and murdered Asma in the field.
In his confessional statement, he said that he was at a shop in his locality when Asma came and asked for sugarcane on which he took her to the field and killed after sexual assault.
On February 06, A DNA sample from one of the suspects has been found to match the remains collected from the body of Asma, that was the latest development in the ongoing investigation into the rape and murder of the minor girl in Mardan.
According to sources privy to the matter, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had sent DNA samples of 145 suspects to the Punjab Forensic Science Laboratory for DNA testing.
“The family of the deceased told media that they found the body from the field, police came a day later,” the provincial law minister said. “KPK IG tried to dilute the case, the police cordoned their home so that the family cant speak to anyone. No action has been taken against even the constable of the locality for the negligence.”
Asma was reported missing from the Gujjar Garhi area in Mardan on January 13 and recovered dead the next day from the nearby sugarcane fields.