Punjab government spokesperson Malik Ahmad Khan on Tuesday confirmed that a DNA sample has matched with the evidence collected from the body of a four-year-old girl who was killed after being raped in Mardan.

The 4-year-old was playing outside her house in the Gojar Ghari area when she went missing last month. Her body was found a day later in a nearby sugarcane field. The medico-legal report of the incident says the girl died by strangulation and also points to sexual violence against the victim. Later, a forensic report of the crime confirmed that she was raped before being killed.

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According to the spokesperson, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had sent DNA samples of some 145 suspects, out of which one of the sample has matched.

He said that the report of the DNA has been sent to the KP government for further action.

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