A 12-year-old child, and his father, was on Tuesday remanded into Aimanabad police’s custody for three days on charges of killing one of his fellow students at a mosque.
The child and his father Muhammad Aslam were arrested on Sunday on charges of kidnapping and assault (Section 367-A/377 of the Pakistan Penal Code). The murder charge was added to the FIR after the death of Ali Hasan, 5, on Monday.
Hasan, a student at the same mosque where the suspect went for learning the Holy Quran, remained hospitalised at Lahore General Hospital for 20 days. He had suffered severe head injuries in the assault allegedly by the suspect and his father on June 6.
SHO Arif Muneer Butt said the suspects had admitted to the killing. The suspect told police that he was punished by his teacher after the deceased complained about him. On June 6, he said, he called Hasan to his house in Abid Colony and hit him with bricks. The suspect and his father later dumped the boy who had fainted at a vacant plot near his house where he was discovered by some passerby. The child was taken to the LGH where he died on Monday.
The SHO said a team would soon be sent to the suspect’s house to gather evidence.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2012.
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