Behind bars: Man and nephew arrested for murder

Sindhu went missing on Saturday and was found dead at an abandoned house.


Our Correspondent December 28, 2014

SUKKUR: The Larkana police arrested two men accused of being involved in assaulting and killing a five-year-old girl in Yar Muhamamd Colony within the limits of the Waleed police station on Saturday.

Sources claim that Sindhu, daughter of the late Hazoor Bux Soomro, went to buy biscuits from a shop near her house and never came back.

Her mother, Begum Khatoon, started looking for her daughter in the neighbourhood soon after but did not find her. Later, she went to the police to register a missing person report for her daughter.



In the evening, the police received information of a suspicious looking man walking out of an abandoned house. The police reached the house with the girl’s family to investigate and found her body buried under the debris.

The body was taken to Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana , for autopsy and was handed over to the family for the burial. A doctor at CMCH said that the girl had been strangled to death.

The police arrested a 13-year-old boy and his uncle, Shoaib Jatoi, on charges of assaulting and killing the girl. Her mother lodged an FIR with the police against Jatoi and his nephew.

The girl’s uncle, Rasool Bux Soomro told The Express Tribune that Sindhu had gone out to buy some snacks from a nearby shop but did not come home. Her mother went looking for her and was unable to find her in the neighbourhood. He added that a mobile phone salesperson saw Jatoi and his nephew in the house and informed the police which is how they got arrested.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2014.

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