KASUR: The frozen body of a five-year-old boy who had gone missing the other day at village Chatianwala was found near his house on Thursday.

According to first information report (FIR), lodged on the complaint of Khushi Muhammad, the grandfather of the child, his grandson Muhammad Rehan (5), went missing on Wednesday morning. The family and other villagers looked for the child but in vain.

The family also made announcements through the mosque loudspeaker in the surrounding villages.

At about 1am on Thursday, the family saw a body in front of their cattle pen, some 100 feet from their residence. The body was frozen and was identified as that of Rehan.

Mustafabad police arrested a man and his wife, close relatives in the victim’s maternal family. The suspects allegedly killed the boy for the reason yet to be ascertained and later put the body in their refrigerator to conceal it and dispose it of at a proper time.

According to police, initial medical report suggested that the victim was not sexually assaulted.

Police shifted the body to the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital for a post-mortem.

ACCIDENT: Over a dozen passengers, including women and children, suffered injuries as the van they were riding on fell into the Rohi Nullah near the grid station on Kasur-Kot Radha Kishan Road.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place after one of the tyres of the vehicle burst.

Rescue 1122 took the passengers out of nullah and gave them first aid.

None of the passengers was hospitalised as their minor injuries were treated on the spot.

Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2022

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