KEY POINTS

  • The victim was found dead in a field a day after she was reported missing
  • The 14-year-old suspect has been arrested based on DNA evidence
  • The boy admitted that he has also sexually assaulted animals

A teen boy from Pakistan has admitted to killing his 7-year-old sister after raping her for several months, authorities said.

The unidentified girl who went missing last month from Nankana Sahib, a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, was found dead in a nearby field a day after her disappearance. An initial investigation revealed that the girl had been strangled to death after being raped, The Tribune reported.

After a detailed investigation of the crime scene and questioning more than 150 suspects from the victim's village, the police collected the samples of dozens of suspects, including the victim's brother. The DNA sample from the crime scene matched with that of the victim's 14-year-old brother and during the questioning, he confessed to the crime, police said.

The suspect told the police that he sexually assaulted his sister for several months and strangled her to death for fear of being caught by family members. He also confessed that he had sexually assaulted animals, Times Now News reported.

District Police Officer Bilal Iftikhar Kayani announced certificates of appreciation and cash rewards for police officers who were involved in the investigation. Kayani remarked that the incident was a reflection of the moral decay in society. He also observed that all educational institutions should provide awareness lectures to children to prevent such heinous crimes. "We must provide our children with education as well as training,” Kayani said as reported by The Tribune.

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Earlier this month, a 12-year-old boy was taken into custody from Delhi, the capital city of India, for raping his 16-year-old sister twice and impregnating her. The abuse came to light when the employer of the children's mother noticed the girl's growing belly and enquired her about her health. The girl then revealed that her brother had sexually assaulted her twice but the siblings were unaware of the consequences of the act. During an investigation, the girl told the officials that she had confided to her mother who reportedly mistook her pregnancy symptoms for infection.