MARDAN: Mardan’s four-year girl, whose body was found dumped in the sugarcane field on Sunday evening, was sexually assaulted before she was strangulated to death, claimed the district Nazim and local doctors.
Talking to media, district Nazim Himayatullah Mayar, referring to the postmortem report, said the toddler was raped before she was murdered and there were marks of bruises found on her body.
The local bodies official said the baby girl was playing outside her house located in Gojar Ghari when she was picked, adding she was taken to the nearby sugarcane field where she was subjected to sexual assault.
Voicing dissatisfaction with the police, he complained police were trying to present the case as simple murder case without a sexual assault on a girl who went missing on Saturday evening.
Mayar alleged the police are distorting facts in order to just save the image of provincial government and deplored that no one from the provincial government visited the family of the victim nor did they condemn the incident.