Karachi: Hearing in boy’s hanging case put off to 23rd
KARACHI: Additional district and sessions judge (East) Rana Zaki Shamsi on Monday adjourned the hearing of a case pertaining to the murder of a 12-year-old boy till Feb 23. The judge also reissued notices to all prosecution witnesses asking them to appear in court and record their statements on the next date of hearing.
Earlier, the court had indicted Hafiz Manzoor Ahmed, Moazzin of Masjid-i-Aqsa situated in Shah Faisal Colony. He was charged with killing the boy, Mohammad Anas, who was found hanged in the mosque.
The accused through his counsel moved an application for bail which would be taken up on Feb 9.
According to the prosecution, Mohammad Anas, a student, was found hanged in the mosque on Oct 30, 2007. Police suspected the boy was murdered.
Hailing from Muzaffargarh, the deceased was staying with his maternal grandfather, Qari Abdul Rahman, the teacher of the madressah adjacent to the mosque.
Shah Faisal Colony police had registered a case (FIR No. 2942007) against Hafiz Manzoor Ahmed and arrested him on Nov 1. Later, the court remanded him in judicial custody.
Judicial Magistrate (East) Maqbool Ahmed Memon has already recorded the confessional statement of the accused.
Investigation Officer of the case SI Ghulam Mustafa Shah stated in the charge-sheet on Nov 15 that the accused had tried to subject the deceased to sexual abuse.
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