The police have traced the alleged murderer of a minor girl, Asma, a member of the joint investigation team (JIT) on condition of anonymity told The Nation on Tuesday.

The member said that the police team is waiting for the DNA test report which the police had sent to the forensic laboratory.

According to details, the four-year-old girl, Asma, a resident Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan, had gone missing some 11 days ago. Later on, her body was found at sugarcane fields.

Addressing a news conference soon after the incident, District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed Ahmed told that a four-member team has been established to investigate the case from different angles.

He added that a joint investigation team (JIT) has also been constituted in his supervision to investigate the case.