The police in Pakistan arrested a man for allegedly raping and killing his 4-year-old niece Saturday before stuffing her body inside a gunny bag.

Senior police officer of South Punjab, Zafar Iqbal, told ARY News the uncle confessed to killing his niece. The suspect reportedly told the police he abducted the girl and strangled her to death. He then stuffed her body in a gunny bag and dumped it in a nearby field.

The minor girl had gone missing from outside her house in Azizabad four days before she was found dead, Dunya News reported. The family had launched a search in nearby areas, but did not find her until Saturday.

The police have not revealed the name of the accused in the case. Earlier on Saturday, three other people had been taken into custody in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, the family accused the local police of not helping them in their search for the girl. They alleged an officer told them no one would kidnap the child as they do not own any property, the Times Now reported. Local police also reportedly refused to register a case. After the girl's body was found, authorities fired the officer against whom the accusations were made.

The family members of the victim held a protest, demanding action against those responsible for the death of the child. Senior police officers have asked the local cops to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.

Recently, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was slammed for his controversial comments linking women's clothing choices to sexual violence. During an interview with Axios' on HBO, Khan pinned the blame for rape and assault on women themselves, the Hindustan Times reported. "If a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on the men unless they are robots. It's common sense," he said.

Following his interview, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan demanded an apology from the prime minister. A statement by the commission read: "We demand an immediate public apology from the Prime Minister and assurances that his highly flawed perception of how and why rape occurs does not inform the government's attempts to tackle what is a serious and prevalent crime in Pakistan."

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