PESHAWAR: Islamabad Police has sought help from the general public in the murder case of 10-year-old girl Farishta Mohmand who was allegedly killed in Islamabad after sexual abuse.

In an advertisement, Islamabad Police has requested the public to share information with the police about the case. The ad says those having information about suspects of the case must share it with the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations and superintendent of police (SP) investigations. Contact numbers of these police officers have also been given.

A reward of Rs1 million has also been announced for those sharing information about the suspects. The names of the informers will be kept secret.

Farishta, a 10-year-old girl from Mohmand district living in Islamabad, was kidnapped few days ago and her body was recovered from a forest. She was killed by the kidnappers after alleged sexual abuse.

The girl went missing on May 15 and police took four days to file the First Information Report (FIR). The relatives of the girl say police avoided filing the report for five days on assumption that the girl might have left her house according to her own will. The family members and residents of the area placed the body of the girl at Tramri Chowk and staged protest against the alleged murder of the girl after sexual abuse and indifferent attitude of police. They ended their protest after the authorities assured them that a case would be filed against station house officer (SHO) and other officials of Shahzad Town Police Station for negligence.

The SHO was arrested, but he was later released on bail.

Several protests were held in Peshawar, Islamabad and other parts of the country against the murder of Farishta Mohmand in which some leading politicians also participated.

On Friday, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Members of KP Assembly submitted a resolution in the KP Assembly Secretariat seeking probe into the killing and alleged rape of Farishta Mohmand.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has already taken notice of the incident and ordered action against senior police officials for negligence. The Pakistan Army has also offered all kinds of assistance in the probe of the case.


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