The body of a minor girl, who had gone missing on Dec 27, was found in a graveyard near Khesghi Road on Dec 28.
Speaking at a press conference today, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mardan Muhammad Ali Khan announced that the 21-year-old man had been arrested after his DNA sample matched with samples collected from the crime scene.
He said the prime suspect was a friend of the victim girl’s father, adding that he was arrested from his residence.
A total 20 suspects had been interrogated in connection with the case while more than 200 DNA samples were taken to find the culprit, the DIG added.
Earlier, a first information report (FIR) of the incident was registered at Nowshera Kalan police station under section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code.