A video grab of the burning house of murder accused of a seven-year-old girl in Peshawar.

PESHAWAR: The house of an accused, who allegedly killed and set on fire the body of a seven-year-old girl in Peshawar, was razed and set on fire by the local enraged people on Saturday.

The house demolition happened a day after the alleged killer was arrested from Khyber tribal district and he confessed to his crime during interrogation.

The alleged murderer of the girl, Rabia, in Peshawar was arrested by police from Khyber tribal district on Friday. Badhber Police Station Peshawar officials said the local elders in Bazaar Zakhakhel in Khyber tribal district nabbed the alleged murderer and handed him over to police. The accused is a neighbour of the victim girl who had escaped after killing her in Peshawar.

A police team was sent to Khyber district to bring the accused to Peshawar. The little girl after being given a Rs10 note from her grandfather had gone out of home to buy candies from a shop on November 21 when she was killed and her body was set on fire.

A video of the accused has also surfaced on the social media in which he is confessing killing the girl, setting her body on fire and then throwing the remains in a graveyard. The accused admits during the video that the victim girl was his cousin and he killed her over family enmity.

The burnt body of the girl was found in a graveyard of Badhber, a day after she went missing. The residents of the area staged a massive protest against the incident and blocked the main Kohat Road for several hours. They dispersed in the evening after senior police officials assured them of the early arrest of the culprits.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations Mansoor Aman had said police swung into action soon after the girl’s disappearance was reported. Local sources said the body was spotted by a gravedigger in the graveyard.

Once the villagers had confirmation about the killer, they formed lashkar and razed the house and set it on fire. Police reached the spot immediately and took control of the situation. The blaze was doused and residents were sent back home.

A video grab of the burning house of murder accused of a seven-year-old girl in Peshawar.

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