Prime Suspect Arrested In Asma Murder Case

Mardan minor murder suspect is a 15-year-old relative of the victim police say

Speaking in a press conference, the police officer informed that the prime suspect Muhammad Nabi is 15-year-old, worked in a local restaurant and also a relative of the deceased.

The police also presented the suspect with his face covered. The crime scene was 16 Kanal sugarcane field, however, the police force through scientific ways succeeded in resolving the case.

The IG said there was neither CCTV footage, nor any witness nor any suspect that could have helped police arrest the suspects.

Mina Saeed said the suspect was arrested after report of two DNA samples matched yesterday. Further details of the match, investigation and the culprit will be provided to the K-P government and police officials. He also thanked the Punjab Police for extending cooperation to Mardan police in providing DNA and other laboratory tests.

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. Forensic testing confirmed that the child was subjected to sexual abuse before being killed.

Mardan talking to media said that the Punjab government informed on Tuesday that two DNAs matched the samples taken from the body of the minor girl, Asma.

Meanwhile, the PTI Chief Imran Khan on his twitter account said "Commendable work by the professional KP police force".

Investigating the case, the KP police had sent samples of 145 people to the Punjab fScience Agency (PFSA) for screening.

"Nor was there any political gloating by CM".

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