ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday took suo moto notice of minor girl rape and killing case in Mardan earlier this month after the forensic test confirmed the four-year-old was raped before strangled to death.

The Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) on Friday in its findings confirmed the rape with Asma, whose dead body was found in sugarcane fields on Jan 14.

The minor was abducted by unknown assailants on Jan 13 when she was playing outside her house in Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan

After confirmation of rape, the forensic agency will now match the DNA found with the samples sent by the Mardan police. Around 200 samples have been sent to the PFSA for examination.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar summoned a report from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector-General of Police within 24 hours.

Recently, Punjab police solved a case of Zainab, a seven-year-old girl raped and murdered in Kasur, by tracing the culprit after matching DNA samples.