Lahore: Kids raped, killed in an iron box
LAHORE: As reported by The Express Tribune on Friday, medical examiners have ruled that two children who were found dead in a wheat-storage silo on their rooftop some two weeks ago did not accidentally suffocate but were murdered.
The Police believe that Aleena, 7, was raped and then she and her brother Hannan, 5, were strangled and their bodies stuffed into a 25-inch tall iron box on the roof of their apartment building in Bhutto Colony on October 31.
Shahdara Police had initially filed a case of accidental death, thinking that the two children had been playing and accidentally locked themselves in the box in which they suffocated.
On Thursday, after receiving the autopsy report, Shahdara Police registered a double murder case against unnamed killers on the complaint of Muhammad Ayyub, the father.
The Police also arrested five suspects including the owner of the building and neighbours, said Inspector Rana Shakeel, investigation officer at Shahdara Police Station.