FAISALABAD: Police on Sunday arrested a suspect for murdering and raping an 11-year-odl boy.
A police source told Earth News that the victim disappeared about two to three days ago, and his relatives had a kidnapping case in the Mamukanjan area of the city.
Police took into custody a man who lived in the same areas, Zeeshan, on suspicion of being involved in the kidnapping. During the interrogation, the suspect admitted to raping and murdering the boy, said police.
The suspect allegedly told police he took the victim to a haveli where he raped him and later killed him to keep his crime a secret.
After murdering the victim, Zeeshan allegedly dumped his body in Saim Nullah, where Rescue 112 is currently searching for the body.
Singer and activist Shehzad Roy responded to the news and was disappointed by the incident on Twitter.
“Man arrested for alleged rape and murder of a 11-year old boy in Faisalabad. Before punishing this man we need to get mental health professionals on board to understand this behaviour. We might save children by this intervention,” he tweeted.