Body of molested minor child found from canal after 24 days

SIALKOT: The missing dead body of the slain minor child, a victim of sodomy after abduction, was found from Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) near village Bambaanwala-Daska here on Tuesday.

District Police Officer (DPO) Muhammad Gohar Nafees told the newsmen that the people saw the dead body and informed the police, which fished out the dead body from the canal.

DPO added that accused Azam alias Bhola had kidnapped local farmer Mukhtar Ahmed’s minor son Ubaid Raza, 7 years old, in front of his house while playing there in village Pindi Panjoraan near Head Marala-Sialkot about twenty four days ago.

He said that police had arrested the accused Azam alias Bhola two weeks ago, who had confessed his sin. Accused told the police that the he kidnapped the said “ill-fated” child near his house and took him to a deserted place in village Dhalleywali-Head Marala. Accused added that he criminally molested the ill-fated child and later killed him by strangulating his throat due to his critical condition. The accused had fled away after throwing victim’s dead body into Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) near Head Marala. The accused was repeatedly claiming that he had thrown victim’s dead body into the canal in a bid to conceal his sin.

Police handed over the dead body to grieved family for burial after autopsy at Govt. Allama Iqbal Memorial teaching Hospital Sialkot in this evening.

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