KARACHI: The body of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone missing over a week ago, was found in a Lyari locality on Sunday.
The Baghdadi police said that the “acid-burnt” body was found at a garbage dump near the slaughterhouse area. It appeared that it was lain there for three to four days.
The corpse was shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
The boy’s family had lodged a missing/kidnapping report at the Chakiwara police station on Dec 13. The complainant said his son had left the home on Dec 12 but did not return. He suspected that his son might have been ‘kidnapped for some unknown reasons’.
The case was referred to the Anti-Violent Crime Cell of the police for investigation.
City SSP Sarfraz Nawaz said that doctors had reserved the cause of the death as the body was completely decomposed beyond recognition.
‘Kidnapped’ man found murdered
A junk dealer, who was kidnapped two days ago, was found murdered in the Korangi area on Sunday, according to police.
They said that the tortured body of Riaz Mohammad, 30, was found near Power House. The corpse was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.
Awami Colony SHO Humayun Khan said that the victim was abducted within the remit of the Korangi Industrial Area two days ago and an FIR was registered there.
The officer said that the victim was subjected to brutal torture, the kidnappers had slit his throat and dumped the body there.
The police suspected some personal enmity behind the incident.
Published in Dawn, December 21st, 2020