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KARACHI: An eight-year-old boy was murdered after being subjected to sexual assault in Ittehad Town on Thursday, police said.

Ittehad Town SHO Shakeel Shervani said that the boy, accompanied by his mother, had gone to meet his maternal grandmother. On Wednesday evening, he left his grandmother’s home to buy something from a nearby shop but did not return. On Thursday, his body was found in a vacant plot near Khyber Chowk in Mohammed Khan Colony of Baldia Town.

The body was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where doctors confirmed that he was subjected to sexual assault. There were stab wounds on his neck.

The officer said that the family had not lodged his ‘missing report’ at the police station.

The police were investigating the case.

Separately, a young man was found murdered brutally in the city’s outskirts.

Shah Latif Town police said the body of the man in his early 20s was found near Amroti Goth off the National Highway. There were stab wounds on his body. The suspects had also torched his face apparently to hide his identity. The body was shifted to the Edhi morgue for want of identification after a post-mortem examination conducted at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2017