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Four people die in Mardan roof collapse incidents

MARDAN: Four people, children among them, were killed and three others injured when roofs of their houses caved in due to heavy downpour in different parts of Mardan on Monday night. According to rescue sources, the deceased and injured were shifted to Mardan Medical Complex for treatment. A woman and her two children died when the roof of their house collapsed in Faqeer Bantar area of the city, burying them under the debris. A 12-year old girl also got injured in the incident. In a similar incident, a child was…

Five killed over rival families dispute in Mardan

MARDAN: Five people were killed and six injured after a dispute between two families turned into violence in Toru village of Mardan today (Wednesday).  Two families had a long-standing dispute and the disagreement turned into a bloodshed as both parties resorted to use of guns, resulting in fatalities. According to the police, both groups lost two of their members in the firing, while a passerby was also killed in the exchange of fire. The brutal exchange resulted in the death of a brother, uncle, and cousin of the…

‘People like Zardari use police to kill youths like Naqeebullah Mehsud’

MARDAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday spoke to an election rally in Mardan and told people of the city that political parties PML-N, PPP and ANP can't give them a prosperous Pakistan for they are being run by corrupt people, ARY News reported.  "Political parties headed by corrupt people cannot eradicate corruption, for example, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) cannot do that for their head is corruption's Godfather, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) too can't do that for Asif Zardari is king…

Teenager gets life in prison for murder, assault of minor girl

MARDAN: An anti-terrorism court on Monday sentenced a suspect to life in prison for sexually assaulting and murdering a four-year-old girl in Mardan. The court found 15-year-old Mohammad Nabi guilty of sexually abusing and killing the minor girl and awarded him life imprisonment. It also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the convict. 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. According to police,…

Fugitive in Mashal Khan lynching case surrenders to police

MARDAN: Police on Monday arrested an absconder in the Mashal Khan lynching case, ARY News reported. Sabir Mayar, a fugitive in the case, surrendered himself to the police, according to Madran District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed. He said the accused was one of the two fugitives who had been on the run following the murder of the student. Earlier this month, Mohammad Arif, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) tehsil councillor was arrested from Mardan. Arif had escaped to Turkey to avoid being caught in the case…

3-year-old girl found dead after ‘rape’ in Mardan

MARDAN: A three-year-old girl, who went missing three days back, was found dead after allegedly being subjected to sexual abuse in Mardan. The body of the minor was found in an open sewer in Takht-i-Bahi’s Mian Mohib Shah neighbhourhood. The residents of the area spotted the body of the child and informed the local police about it. Subsequently, the police arrived at the crime scene and shifted the body to a nearby medical facility for autopsy. Quoting initial investigation, sources told ARY News, the minor had…

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…

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…

Imran Khan says KP police effectively handling Asma’s rape, murder case

LAHORE: Reacting to criticism over his "silence" over four year old girl Asma's rape and murder in Mardan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police not only recovered the girl's body within 24 hours but is taking all measures to provide justice to the victim's family, ARY News reported. Speaking during the All Parties Protest against 2014 Model Town massacre, Imran Khan said that on 13 January, Asma's parents approached police and registered their complaint…