PESHAWAR: Body of an eight-year-old girl was found dumped near a mosque in Kalibari area of Peshawar Saddar on Sunday.
An official at the West Cantonment police station said that they had taken the body to Khyber Medical College for autopsy.
He said after the autopsy report they could confirm whether the child was assaulted before being killed.
The girl’s father told the police that his daughter had gone to give lunch to her grandfather at his shop, but did not return home.
He said they started search for her at residences of their relatives and in the market but could not trace her. Later, he said they received information that her body was dumped in front of Kalibari Temple near a mosque.
The girl’s father said the child was strangulated and also carried marks of violence on her body.