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Imran showers praise on KP police after progress in Asma murder case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday lauded “professional” Khyber Pakhtunkwa police for arresting the suspected killer of little Asma in Mardan. Soon after a press conference by the IG KP police today, where he announced the arrest of the suspect, the PTI chief took to Twitter to heap praise on the police, which has been under fire ever since the Asma murder-sexual assault case came to the light. He said:“Commendable work by the professional KP police force. In the Asma case, with…

Suspected killer of Asma arrested, confessed to crime: KP police

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police said on Wednesday they have arrested the prime suspect behind what they described sexual assault and murder of four-year-old Asma in Mardan. Mardan Regional Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed said the suspected killer, identified as 15-year-old Muhammad Nabi, had confessed to the crime. Four-year-old Asma went missing on January 13 from Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan and her body was found from sugarcane fields in the same area on January 17. While addressing a press conference…

PML-N leader slams PTI over top court’s remarks about KP police

LAHORE: Minister for Pakistan Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government over failure to nab the culprit behind the rape and murder of four-year-old Asma in Mardan. In a series of tweets, the PML-N leader launched a bitter diatribe on political opponents, particularly PTI, which has been in power in KP for more than four years, for not conceding what he said its incompetence to bring the perpetrator in the Asma murder case to justice. He said PTI…

Supreme Court dissatisfied with progress in Asma rape-murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction with progress in a case pertaining to the rape and murder of four-year-old Asma in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkwa. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-member bench is hearing the case at the principal seat of the apex court in Islamabad. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mardan police Alam Khan Shinwari informed that DNA samples from 218 suspects had been taken and around 300 people had been interrogated in the case. When…

Supreme Court fixes Asma rape-murder case hearing for Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to the rape and murder of four-year-old Asma in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Tuesday (tomorrow). Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-member bench will hear the case at the principal seat in Islamabad. On January 26, the chief justice took suo motu notice of the rape and murder of the minor girl and sought a report from the IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Asma went missing on January 13 from Jandarpar…

CJP takes notice of child rape and murder in Mardan

MARDAN: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of rape and murder of a minor girl from Mardan after Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) confirmed the child was subjected to sexual assault before her murder. Justice Saqib Nisar issued directives to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Mehsud to submit a report on the incident within next 24 hours. Four-year-old Asma was abducted on January 13 outside her house in Gujjar Garhi area near Mardan and her…

4-year-old girl ‘raped’, murdered in Mardan

MARDAN: As the country is still reeling over brutal rape and murder of little girl Zainab in Kasur, another horrific case has come to light of an underage girl from Mardan who was sexually assaulted by an unidentified culprit before being murdered. Four-year-old Asma was murdered in Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan. The girl was playing outside her home when she went missing and later her body with torture-marks was found from the fields. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Salahuddin Mehsud says rape could not be confirmed as…