The body of a 10-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered was found on a street in Karachi on Friday morning, officials said.

The body of the minor, which was found on the street outside City Courts, was sent to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for a post-mortem examination, the officials said.

City Courts police official Muhammad Yasir claimed that unknown suspects had killed the boy elsewhere and later wrapped his body in cloth and disposed off it in the area. He said the suspect appeared to be around 10-years-old, and his identity could not be ascertained immediately.

CHK police surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi told Dawn that the boy had been raped before he was murdered. He added that the minor appeared to have been strangled to death, as there were marks around his neck.