LANDI KOTAL: Police in Khyber tribal district have arrested a teacher of a private school in the murder case of a seventh grader in Jamrud.
Addressing a press conference at Jamrud Press Club on Sunday, DPO Mohammad Hussain said that the teacher, Roidad, was in their custody along with some other suspects. He said that he confessed to the crime during initial interrogations.
The body of the 13-year-old student was found at a deserted place near Teddy Bazaar in Jamrud a day after he went missing from his home on Monday evening.
“Roidad was a strong suspect from day one of his arrest and he was under strict monitoring of the investigating team. He eventually conceded to committing the crime,” said the DPO. He added that they were waiting for the final postmortem report regarding any sexual assault.
The suspect, he said, told the investigators that he was not happy with Kashif for having friendship with some other people, whom he believed were not of good character.
The official said that police also recovered a 30-bore pistol, an empty bullet casing and the motorbike used by the alleged killer in the crime. He said that Kashif’s mobile phone, which the suspect had tried to burn down to destroy data, was also seized by police.
He thanked the local judiciary for allowing the investigation team to exhume the student’s body after three days of burial that was later sent to Khyber Medical College for postmortem.
Published in Dawn, October 14th, 2019