MARDAN: Body of a seven year old child who went missing two days ago was recovered from fields near his house in Daggar village in Mardan.

The police said that Hasnain went out of his house on Saturday and did not return after his family members started searching.

They said that locals found his body in nearby fields and shifted to hospital for postmortem. The police, quoting doctors, said that the child has wounds on his body and was strangled to death.

However, it could not be ascertained if he was sexually abused or not, the police added and maintained that they are waiting for forensic report. Unknown persons are booked for murder. This is the third incident in which a child is raped and killed in Mardan.

Four years Asma and seven years Haris were also raped and killed in the district.