SUKKUR: Larkana police took a suspect into custody on Friday after he confessed to killing his minor son after declaring him 'illegitimate'.
The accused, identified as Fayaz Hussain Hulio, also allegedly tried to murder his wife. However, timely intervention of the neighbours saved her life. The suspect's father-in-law, Abdul Majeed Hulio, had filed an application with the police stating that his son-in-law has forcibly taken away his two-year-old grandson, Shiraz, around one-and-a-half-month ago, after declaring him 'illegitimate'. Abdul had also told the police that he feared the suspect will take Shiraz's brother and his two sisters too.
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The accused returned to Larkana from Karachi on Thursday night. On Friday, when his wife asked him about Shiraz, the suspect allegedly attacked his wife and told her he had killed him. The family members and the neighbours managed to save the woman and handed him over to the police.
In his statement, Fayaz confessed to taking Shiraz to Karachi, killing him and throwing his body in Bilal Colony. The suspect further alleged that his son was 'illegitimate' and therefore he murdered him. Larkana SSP has constituted an inquiry committee for investigation.
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Larkana SSP Tauqeer Naeem confirmed his arrest and said that the accused has confessed to murdering the child in Karachi. He added that the police will have to verify his claim by going through the records of unclaimed bodies found in Karachi.
The police official said that they do not want to take any action in a hurry before confirming the murder. The accused might have thrown the boy into the sea or the suspect may be misguiding the police, the official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2016.
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