HARIPUR: The Ghazi tehsil police claimed to have arrested a woman along with her two accomplices for allegedly strangling her minor nephew and throwing his body into a well, officials said here on Tuesday.

They said Abdul Moeed, 8, a student of grade III, went to school on Feb 21, but didn’t get back home. The family searched for the missing boy, but could not find any clue, and informed the police.

During the preliminary investigation, the police obtained the mobile phone record of the boy’s aunt, Abida Shaheen, and interrogated her on suspicion.

The officials said the suspect disclosed that she strangled Moeed with the help of two accomplices, Waseem and Mohammad Akhtar, and then threw his body into a well of the village.

After her confession, the police recovered the body from the well and shifted it Ghazi Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for autopsy.

A criminal case was registered against the woman and her two alleged accomplices under sections 201, 202 and 302/34 of PPC.

The motive behind the boy’s murder was a property dispute between the two brothers – the husband of the accused woman and the boy’s father – the police said.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2024

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