Islamabad : The body of a minor girl, who was subjected to sexual assault before being murdered, was found from the Pakistan’s federal capital on Tuesday. Her body was thrown in the forest after the horrific crime.

Police said they had identified the 10-year-old as Farishta. Her family, which belongs to Mohmand Agency, said they had tried to file a missing person report to police on May 15 after she had left her home to get iftar.

The family, however, claimed it took police till May 19 to register a first information report (FIR) and, even then, a proper search was not initiated.

The minor girl’s body was later discovered by locals who subsequently informed police.

To protest against the police’s negligence in the case, the victim’s family protested alongside her body at Taramari Chowk.

The case bears striking similarity to the last year’s rape-and-murder case of seven-year-old Zainab, who was kidnapped from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4 and was found dead in a garbage heap five days later.