Housemaid confessed to murdering 3-year-old boy, stuffing body in washing machine: police

Housemaid confessed to murdering 3-year-old boy, stuffing body in washing machine: police


QUETTA: Police on Monday claimed to have solved the murder of Saad Shah, the three-year-old who was found dead inside a washing machine here near the city’s Lehri Gate area on September 12.

According to the police, a maid in the murder admitted to killing the child more than two weeks later. She was remanded in custody.

The maid told the police in the statement that on the day of the murder, her niece was also with her. She said: “I took out the clothes and jewelry from the cupboard and put them in the shopping bag.”

“At that time, the child, Saad Shah, was playing with a tablet [computer] while sitting on the bed. When I snatched the tablet from his hand, he started crying.

“I tried hard to shush the child but he did not remain silent. I had no intention to kill him. I just got angry and strangled him,” the maid added.

The suspect further explained that they “threw the boy into a washing machine with soapy water” and tried to escape, but were hunted by relatives of the deceased and other residents of the area. After that, the two decided to abandon the shopping bags and escape.

The police pointed out that the niece of the maid who is still at large is being searched.

The housemaid had fled to her hometown, Lehri, after the child’s murder on Sept 12 at a house near Lehri Gate on the outskirts of Quetta.

The authorities have contacted the maid through her relatives and told her to go to Quetta. During her arrival from Lahri to the provincial capital, she was detained near Kolpur.

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