KARACHI: The body of an unidentified teenage boy was found hanging from a tree at the Seaview area on Friday morning, police said.

An autopsy revealed the the boy was subjected to a sexual assault before being murdered.

Clifton SHO Pir Shabbir Haider said that the body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a post-mortem examination.

Police Surgeon Summaiya Syed said the autopsy findings were “suggestive of sexual violence”. He was strangled, she added.

The police said that a passer-by, Afzal, informed the police that the body of a man was hanging from a tree on main Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue near a fast-food outlet.

The police rushed to the spot and removed the body from the tree and shifted it to the JPMC where a medico-legal official, Dr Abdul Basit, carried out a post-mortem examination.

Later, the body was shifted to an Edhi morgue for identification.

The SHO said that the police were treating this as a premeditated murder. He said that an FIR under murder and rape sections of the Pakistan Penal Code was already lodged on behalf of the state.

Published in Dawn, February 10th, 2024

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