Punjab Forensic lab confirms that Mardan’s Asma was raped before murder

LAHORE: Mardan’s four-year girl Asma was subjected to sexual assault, confirmed the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) on Friday.

The body of Asma was found dumped in a sugarcane field near her house in Mardan on January 14 after she went missing on an earlier day while she was playing outside her house located in Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan.

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Earlier, the family of the little girl, local authorities and doctors had voiced suspicion that she was subjected to sexual assault before she was strangulated to death.

Confirming the rape assault on the toddler, Director General PFSA Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Tahir said DNA tests were carried out on samples garnered from the crime scene that shows she was raped.

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