Bahawalnagar: A 7-year-old Christian boy dies after sexual abuse by influential men

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A group of four men allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 7-year-old boy, in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

According to details, a 7-year-old Christian boy dies as a result of gang rape by four Muslim men who had kidnapped him prior to sexually assault. Reports reveal that the dead body was discarded in an area near a Christian district in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Details reveal that the alleged perpetrators are wealthy men and are of influence. Express Tribune reported the incident: “According to reports, the body was sent for post-mortem examination which revealed that the 7-year-old was killed after being brutally raped. A police official Sahar Fareed said an FIR [First Information Report] had been lodged against four suspects of whom three have been arrested.”

Moreover the name of the victim has been withheld for the sake of protection of his family. The boy had gone missing on Tuesday, January 5 in Bahawalnagar. It was reported that the remains of the remains of the victim’s dead body were discovered by the locals, after a day the boy went missing reportedly.

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Police has hooked three of the alleged rapists; two of them have been identified as Ayaz and Mujeeb ur Rehman. However, another culprit namely Asad who fled from the scene is hiding as the police hunts for him.

“Police officials are still looking for Asad who managed to escape from the scene,” Jam Mazoor, police station head officer (SHO) told the media.

In line with The Express Tribune, a local on the condition of anonymity said that the suspects are from well-off families. It was further revealed that the culprits were under the influence of alcohol when they carried out the heinous act. They kidnapped the boy and took him to their dera; where the four of them sexually abused him. Eventually, “The men then used a rope to kill Asif,” reported the Express Tribune.