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Police nab suspect for raping, murdering minor boy in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Police on Sunday claimed to have apprehended a suspect for murdering and raping a 10-year-old boy in Faisalabad.

According to sources, the victim went missing on Friday, following which his family registered a case of kidnapping in the Mamukanjan area of Faisalabad.

Sources further said police took into custody a suspect who lived in the same areas, on suspicion of being involved in the kidnapping. During the interrogation, the suspect confessed to raping and murdering the boy, said the police source.

The suspect allegedly told police he took the victim to a haveli where he raped him and later killed him to keep his crime a secret. After murdering the victim, the accused allegedly dumped his body in Saim Nullah, where Rescue 112 is currently searching for the body.

Singer and activist Shehzad Roy reacted to the incident, tweeting his disappointment over the incident. He said, “Man arrested for alleged rape and murder of an 11-year old boy in Faisalabad.

“Before punishing this man we need to get mental health professionals on board to understand this behavior. We might save children by this intervention,” Roy tweeted.

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