SUKKUR: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a suspect who had reportedly confessed to throwing acid on a 16-year-old boy over his refusal to enter into friendship with him. The teenage boy suffered serious burns and died later during treatment.
According to a spokesperson of Sukkur police, the suspect who was now identified as Haji Magsi sneaked into the victim Muhammad Aamir Magsi’s house in Frikh Hill Colony at 9:30pm on Dec 19 and threw acid on him. He was rushed to Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences in critical condition and died soon afterwards.
Sukkur SSP Singhar Malik constituted a three-member team led by ASP Saad Arshad to probe the incident. The team investigated all possible angles of the crime and conducted raids on different places in the city to nab the suspect, said the spokesperson.
Finally on Thursday, the team caught the suspect Haji Magsi in Shalimar area in the city after receiving a tip-off. The team had called on the victim’s family and promised to bring the suspect to justice, he said.
Police officials said the suspect had confessed before the investigating officials that he had attacked the boy when the latter refused to enter into friendship with him.
Published in Dawn, December 23rd, 2022
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