Dead body of seven-years old boy found

F.P. Report

Mardan: The dead body of seven-years old boy found here on Sunday in Bajor Kuroona area sparked protest demonstration by relatives and residents of area concerned  while blocking the busy Mardan-Nowshera road for several hours to press the relevant authorities for fulfillment of their demands.

The protesters including father of the minor victim, other relatives and locals of the relevant area had put dead body of seven years old boy identified as Haris on meddle of the Mardan-Nowshera road and were chanting slogans against police administration as well as were also raising voices for speedy justice to arrest the alleged killer and awarding of exemplary punishment to him.

District Nazim Himayatullah Mayar advocate, District Police Officer Dr. Mian Saeed Ahmad, SP operation Gulnawaz Khan, Assistant commissioner Mardan Imran Khan and other officials concerned rushed the protesting spot and negotiated them for fulfillment of their demands.

They assured the infuriated protesters to arrest perpetrators of the incident within three days deadline as given by them ( the protesters). After which the protest demonstration was dispersed peacefully.

Talking to the Frontier Post, Deputy Inspector General of Police ( Mardan Region) Muhammad Sher Alam Khan Shinwari told that the 7-years old boy was tortured before murdered.

He told that there were some signs of torture over his throat but it was not assured whether he was strangulated to death or not, adding that they were waiting for medical report in this connection which would ascertain his cause of death.

To a query regarding sexually assault of the minor victim, the DIG also did not confirmed it, he replied that it would be pre-mature to say anything about it. He said they were going to receive postmortem report  of the slain child by tomorrow from doctors of Mardan Medical Complex Hospital.

Besides, the officials of relevant Sheikh Maltoon Police Station told that Waheedullah- father of the minor victim and a daily wager who were loading and unloading fruit and vegetable vehicles in local market of ‘Mirwas Subzi Mandi’- had approached them on Saturday for registration of missing complaint of his son.

They, however, said that the complainant Waheedullah found dead body of his seven years old son dumped in a plastic bag laying outside near his home in the early hours of Sunday.

The officials said that they had lodged FIR on complaint of father of the slain minor against unidentified persons.

They said on the special instruction DPO Mardan, a big contingent of police personnel had cordoned off the relevant surrounding areas and had started search operation. They also said that they had taken some suspected persons into custody who were being interrogated.

The incident has caused a wave of fear, anger and grief to spread through locals. At least two similar cases have been reported in Mardan this year, in which minors who went missing and were recovered dead were believed to have been subjected to sexual assault.