Special prosecution team formed for investigation into Nowshera child rape-slay case
PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has formed a special prosecution team at the provincial level for investigation into the case of child rape-slay in Nowshera.
The prosecution team, police and lawyers of the victim girl would jointly work on the case, this was decided in a high level meeting chaired by the chief minister.
KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan contacted the KP assembly speaker in this regard and asked him to immediately activate the Special Committee for Child Protection. Mahmood Khan directed the committee to finalise recommendations and draft of a law in one month regarding giving strict punishment to the perpetrator of rape and slay of children.
The committee should also give recommendations on the watch list about criminals of children’s rape and slay, he said.
The KP chief minister directed to start working on construction of a comprehensive forensic laboratory in the province. He was briefed that the Punjab forensic lab would provide the report about the Nowshera incident in one week.
Police said they were in contact with the victim family. The CM ordered that the affected family should be satisfied with the investigation. “We will go to any extent to protect the children in the province,” Mahmood said.
The provincial law minister, secretary home department, secretary law department, secretary social welfare department, director general prosecution, RPO Mardan and DPO/ SP investigation were also present in the meeting.
On Jan 19, dead body of the minor girl, who had gone missing, had been recovered from near her house in Nowshera.
Body of Hooz Noor, 8, was recovered from a ruin-like building. Police had said she was strangled to death after being raped. The body had been shifted to a hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Police had said father of the girl, Amjad Ali, lived abroad.