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Monday Jun 03 2019

Islamabad police say no DNA found on Farishta's clothes: sources

LAHORE: A report compiled by the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) on the horrific Farishta rape-and-murder case has been sent to the authorities in Islamabad, police sources said.

Sources said according to the PFSA's report sent to Islamabad police, no DNA was found on samples from either the late Farishta's body or her clothes.

The DNA from 12 suspected people was taken to be tallied against and verified in the case and related probe, sources said, adding that almost 150 suspected individuals, on the other hand, were questioned.

Well-known investigators were made part of the case investigation.

Earlier, on Thursday, police had said the DNA tests did not prove rape of 10-year-old girl Farishta, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered in the capital city.

The 10-year-old's body was recovered from a forest in the federal capital’s Shahzad Town area. Police had said an attempt was made to rape the minor girl and, upon resistance, the suspect gravely wounded her with a knife.

The girl died due to excessive bleeding, police had said, adding at that time that they had shortlisted two suspects and would bring them forth in 24 to 36 hours.