HARIPUR: The Haripur police have found a headless body of a matriculation student who was apparently murdered for having an illicit relationship with a girl.
Police say they have arrested two young men who had allegedly committed the crime and have also recovered the murder weapon.
According to Haripur police, 15-year-old Ameer Ali had left his house in the Aluli area of Haripur in the evening to purchase some milk but never returned home.
Police then found his headless body from a barren field around three days ago. The body was then shifted to the hospital for identification and other medico-legal procedures.
Officials stated that the suspects had apparently used the cover of darkness to commit the crime and then flee.
A case for murder (Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code) was registered against unidentified culprits at the Saddar police station.
However, in his initial complaint, Ali’s father had expressed suspicion over the involvement of Amir Siddiqui.
Police subsequently brought Siddiqui in for questioning who told the police that he had committed the crime and named Ehtisham as his accomplice.
Police later arrested Ehtisham in a raid. Both suspects are juveniles.
They allegedly told the police that they first used a large rock to knock Ali out and injure him and then used a sharp knife to cut off his head.
They told police that they had killed Ali because he allegedly had illicit relations with a girl.
While the police already have obtained a three-day physical custody of Siddiqui, officials said that they will soon present both the suspects before the relevant court and charge-sheet them.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2018.
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