Pakistan: Nine arrested in girl’s murder case

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Police claimed on Sunday to have arrested nine people in connection with the rape-and-murder case of a nine-year-old girl.

An official of Dera town police station said that nine suspected persons were arrested on the suspicion of raping and killing a girl in Zafar Abad area, last week.

The girl went missing when she left her house to buy some daily use commodities from a nearby shop in the afternoon. But she didn’t return, said the official, adding that the next day, the body of the girl was found in a field near Lachra, some two kilometers from her house. The girl was strangled after being raped, he maintained.