Mutilated body of abducted boy found in Swabi
SWABI: The mutilated body of a 12-year-old boy, who was kidnapped a week ago, was found in maize fields here on Sunday. Zuhir Khan, a student of grade VI at Fazal Ali Model School Kotha, was abducted on Sept 12 when he was on his way to his grandfather`s house. Arshad Ahmad, the father of the boy, returned from Algeria, where he works, soon after the incident to meet the demands of kidnappers.
However, he said that they were not contacted by the abductors to demand ransom or put any other condition for release of his son. He said that motive behind the killing of his son was not known as they had no enmity with anyone.
Police said that the bereaved family was informed by local farmers about the presence of the body in the fields. “The body was mutilated and acid was sprinkled on it to hide the identity of the boy,” they added.
The gruesome incident has sent a shockwave across the district and people belonging to different walks of life have demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the crime.