KARACHI: The body of a teenage boy, who went missing on Friday, was found hanging from a large neem tree near Saadi Town on Sunday afternoon, police said.

An Edhi Foundation spokesperson said the body of Ramesh Boto was found hanging with the tree near Rim Jhim Tower.

The Sachal SHO said his parents had lodged a missing report on Saturday afternoon and the body was found on Sunday. Since the body was found within the remit of the Malir Cantonment police station, the Sachal police did not carry out further legal proceedings, he said.

Malir Cantt SHO Faisal Latif said Ramesh, who was around 15 years old, had apparently committed suicide.

Man held in Surjani for beating infant son to death

He said a suicide note addressed to Ramesh’s father was also found from his pocket in which the boy said he took the extreme step due to his short height. “I am committing this mistake because of small height, please, forgive me. I am doing this on my own,” the note stated, according to the SHO.

He said that the Sachal police did not take the missing report seriously despite the fact that the family had requested them to trace the boy as his cell phone was switched on.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Police Surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed also confirmed that a suicide note was found from his pocket. The cell phone number of his father was written on his arm, she added.

The police said that investigations were under way but it appeared to be a case of suicide.

Infant boy beaten to death

An infant boy was beaten to death allegedly by his young father in Surjani Town on Sunday, police and rescue services said.

They said suspect Abdul Sattar was arrested for killing his own son, Mohammed Ali, in Abdul Rahim Goth near Degree College.

West-SSP Dr Farrukh Raza said that the body of the infant was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to ascertain the exact cause of death. Earlier, the suspect claimed that his son died due to illness.

Surjani SHO Haji Sanaullah said that the 20-year-old suspect, who originally hailed from Larkana, got married at the age of 12 and had three children.

His brother-in-law, Naveed, told the police that his nephew was murdered.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2022

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