Man rapes, murders minor boy for “revenge”

Investigation into the rape and murder of a seven-year-old boy in Chah Meharwala, Multan, revealed that the suspect committed the crime in order to exact revenge against the victim’s father.

The incident occurred on April 16 when Muhammad Kashif wife and son went to pay a visit to his brother-in-law’s house in the neighbourhood at around six in the evening. However, when the boy did not return, Kashif alerted the New Multan police. A was registered under section 363 (punishment for kidnapping) the following day.

During a search, police discovered the victim’s body in a 40-feet deep pit. An autopsy revealed that the boy had been strangled dead after being raped. Police were able to trace the suspect, one Jahanzeb alias Mina, within 24 hours.

The suspect confessed to police that he worked as a conductor for the victim’s father, who is a truck driver, for over a year-and-a-half. Jahanzeb also stated that the two were close friends, however they had a falling out some days ago. To exact revenge, Jahanzeb kidnapped Kashif’s son and then murdered him after sexually assaulting him. He then went back home and told his mother about everything.

Balochistan gets women safety app

Balochistan Police launched the Balochistan Women Safety App to ensure protection of women across the province.

Provincial Ombudsperson for the Protection against Harassment of Women, advocate Sabira Islam, was briefed on the app by the Inspector General of Balochistan Police Mohsin Hassan Butt. The app was created in collaboration with the Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA), which had launched its own version two years ago.

The app is currently available on the Google’s Play Store.

Six under suspicion of stealing idol

Sakrand police on Monday claimed to have arrested six suspects in connection with the theft of the Sheerwala Mata Moorti from a temple near the Sakrand Railway Station in Shaheed Benazirabad district on March 27.

The theft sparked anger and distress among the locals, who belong to the Gurgilo caste of the Hindu community. A leader of the community in his complaint to the police stated that the idol was made of gold and silver. He said worshippers discovered it was missing when they visited the temple on the morning of March 27.

Police apprehended six suspects of the Rind clan – Dildar alias Dado, Dilshad alias Achho, Mohammad Hassan, Pervaiz, Saeedullah and Yaseen – who stated that they saw a woman identified as Singari take the statue.

Taking notice of the incident, Sindh Minister for Minority Affairs Giyan Chand Essarani directed the Shaheed Benazirabad SSP to take strict action against all those involved, and regretted that a Hindu temple had been disrespected.


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