Rawalpindi: 2 held for kidnap, murder of 10-yr-old
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Friday, police have solved the mystery of the murder of a 10-year-old boy in the city last Friday and arrested two street boys on the charge of kidnapping for ransom and murder. The police said the two accused had allegedly kidnapped Haider Ali for ransom as they needed money to buy a motorcycle and a costly cellphone. Later, they brutally beat and tortured the boy after failing to get the money and left him in a nearby street.
Omer Afzal and Mohsin Ayub, who are students and resided in the same street where Haider lived, were described by the local residents as street boys. Jamil Ali, the father of Haider, said the alleged killers of his son must be brought to justice publicly. “We had normal relations with their families but both the accused were of bad character ,” Jamil said.
The mother of Haider Ali said in her comments that she just wanted that both the alleged killers of his son should be produced before her for once. Haider Ali, a 4th class student, was kidnapped on Friday last. Later, the kidnappers contacted his father on his cousin’s cellphone and demanded Rs300,000 ransom for the safe release of his son. After failing to get the ransom money, they strangled the boy and threw him at the corner of the street. Later, the victim was shifted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital where he died in the wee hours of Sunday.
The parents and of the victim and the local residents accused the doctors of negligence and also staged a protest outside the hospital. Both Omer Afzal and Mohsin Ayub had led the protesters outside the hospital carrying banners inscribed with slogans against the police when their victim was pronounced dead inside the hospital.
The police looked into several possibilities and finally traced the accused from their cellphone records,” said SP Zariat Kiani, who was leading the police team probing into the murder case. The SP said the police first visited the crime scene and questioned several boys in the area that helped the police trace Omer Afzal who had been missing from his house.
He said Omer was picked up from his relative’s house in Kalar Syedan while his accomplice Mohsin was taken into custody from his house in Sadiqabad in the wee hours of Thursday.
Both the accused told the police that they had committed the crime for lust of money as one of them planned to buy a motorcycle while the other wanted a costly cellphone. Quoting the accused, the police said first they strangled Haider and then beat him with bricks. Later, they threw him onto the corner of the street and calmly went to their homes.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.