A young Afghan girl’s body was discovered in Khazana, Lower Dir District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The find was made in the sugarcane farms on the district’s outskirts, as reported by local media on Wednesday.
Tragically, initial reports from the Express Tribune newspaper indicate she was raped before her untimely demise. The six-year-old had been reported missing on Tuesday evening by her relatives, with her disappearance aligning with her mother’s visit to relatives, as noted by Superintendent of Police (SP) Zafer Khan.
The family alerted authorities promptly, filing an FIR to initiate a search operation for the missing girl. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, she was found lifeless in the sugarcane fields about 12 hours after the complaint was lodged.
The girl’s uncle, Faqir Muhammad, revealed that her father, a daily wage labourer, is unaware of the tragic loss. This loss has added to the family’s economic struggles, as shared by her relatives.
Within the last 24 hours, the province has experienced another distressing occurrence involving the discovery of the body of a young Afghan minor. Just yesterday, an eight-year-old Afghan boy’s lifeless body was found near Karak District in the same province.
The motive behind the killing of the minor boy remains unclear. In response to these recent incidents of tragic deaths of Afghan children, authorities have launched investigations, as reported by the newspaper.