HARIPUR: A teenage boy was strangled and his body dumped in an agriculture field of a remote village of union council Ali Khan, police said on Tuesday. Serae Saleh police disclosed that after being informed by passersby who spotted the body, they recovered it and shifted it to the Women and Children Hospital Haripur mortuary on Monday evening. According to a doctor, the boy was about 12 or 13 years old and was strangled. Signs of rape were also visible on the body were also and the suspect used the drawstring of the boy’s shalwar to strangle him. The rape charge, however, could only be confirmed after the autopsy report is made available, the police added. The body remained unidentified till Tuesday morning, when brick kiln worker Chamnay Khan came in and identified it as his 12-year-old son Ashraf Ali, who went to another brick kiln for work on Nov 26, but did not return. On the complaint of Chamnay Khan the police registered a missing child case but failed to find any clues till the recovery of his body on the evening of Nov 28.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2016.