The body of a 12-year-old boy was found in fields near a Mandi Bahauddin village, a private media outlet reported Saturday
According to the victim’s family, the child had left his house on Friday for fishing at a canal along with his friends but never returned, following which a search was launched in the area. The body was found in a sugarcane field near Sahab Kalok a day later.
The deceased’s family members, along with other locals, held a protest and urged the police to arrest the accused.
Saddar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Tahir Majeed Khan said the family had nominated a trio of suspects, of which two had been arrested while raids were being conducted to arrest the third.
The reports quoted the DSP as saying that a post-mortem examination will establish if the child was subjected to sexual assault or not prior to his murder, adding that a case has been filed at the Civil Lines police station.
DSP Majeed claimed that an FIR [first information report] of the incident has been registered.