In another sexually violent crime against children, a 13-year-old boy was raped and murdered in a mosque. The body of the child was found on the rooftop of a mosque in Pano Aqil Town of district Sukkur.
Express Tribune reports, police revealed the 13-year-old victim was tortured and sexually assaulted before he was killed. The victim had gone missing on Friday following Maghrib prayers. His body was found at the mosque tracing the information received from seminary students.
SHO City Police Station Zulfikar Chachar revealed that four people including three clerics have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident.
“The boy, a student of class 7, was strangled to death. There are also torture marks on his body as well as an injury on his head, … The local medical team has also confirmed that he was sexually assaulted,” said the police officer.
The family says, the child had gone to the mosque for Friday prayers with his father and went missing from there. The victim’s father, Ahsan Wagho shared how he was mistaken that perhaps the child had gone home.
“Soon after offering Maghrib prayers, I saw that my son had gone missing, I thought he must have left for home. But when I reached home, he was was not there either. None of my family members knew where he was, … We searched for him the entire night and it was the next afternoon that we received some information about him.”
Ahsan Wagho voiced he wants justice for his child, who was raped and murdered.
“I demand the concerned authorities to probe the incident and punish the culprits,” the father asserted.