Farishta murder case: Relative arrested, FIR lodged against SHO for not registering case

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday Police have arrested one relative of a minor girl, Farishta, who was allegedly raped and killed on May 15 after she left her house to distribute Iftari (meal).

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Moreover, the FIR has been filed against the Station Home Officer (SHO) who had earlier stated that the girl(Farishta) had eloped with someone when the family went to the police station to report the case.

The police have refrained to share any information about the arrest and widened the scope of the investigation.

Farishta’s body was discovered from a forest two days ago and later shifted to the Poly Clinic for post-mortem. Her family, which belongs to Mohmand Agency, said they had tried to file a missing person report to police on May 15 after she had left her home in the evening.

The family, however, claimed it took police till May 19 to register a first information report (FIR) and, even then, a proper search was not initiated. The minor girl’s body was later discovered by locals who subsequently informed the police.

To protest against the police’s negligence in the case, the victim’s family protested alongside her body at Taramari Chowk.

The case marks the striking resemblance with Zainab’s murder, who was raped and killed last year by a pedophile who was executed last October in Kasur district.

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