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Man held for killing child

KASUR, Sept 30: The police on Sunday recovered the body of a seven-year-old boy who was kidnapped for ransom at Badth Kalan village a few days ago.

Ali Sher, son of Hadayat Ali, had gone missing since Friday when he went out of his house to buy something from a street shop. The family searched in vain for the boy.

On Saturday, the family received a call asking them to arrange Rs500,000 ransom for the release of the boy and they agreed on Rs200,000.

Hadayat Ali gave the amount to one of the kidnappers at the specified place but they promised to hand over the child by Saturday night. They however killed the boy.

The Sarai Mughal police on the identification of some locals recovered the body and registered a case against Azad on the complaint of Hadayat. They later arrested the suspect.According to police, kidnapper Azad alias Mansha was the shopkeeper where the boy went to purchase some eatables. The accused told police during interrogation that he had given some intoxicant.

Father of the victim is a farmer. — Correspondent

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