Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar today took the notice of minor Aasma’s murder as the DNA test reports have confirmed she was raped before being murdered in Mardan.

Forensic officials said earlier today that in the latest development in the ongoing investigation against the brutal incident the DNA tests revealed that the four-year-old was first raped and then killed.

The chief justice has summoned a report from Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 24 hours. 

Punjab Forensic Science Agency DG Dr Ashraf Tahir said that DNA tests conducted on the samples obtained from the deceased’s body and the crime scene prove that the four-year-old was sexually assaulted before her death.

One person’s DNA was found on Aasma’s body which confirms the rape, the official said, adding that the next stage in the investigation would be to match the DNA samples taken from around 200 people in the case to track down the suspect.

The official also told that Mardan police have already sent DNA samples of around 200 people to the Punjab Forensics Laboratory for the purpose.

A report detailing the DNA tests and their results so far has been sent to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, he added.

Four-year-old Aasma went missing on January 13 from the Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan. She was found dead the next day in sugarcane fields.