BUREWALA: A 10-year-old class 5 student, who had gone missing eight days ago, was found dead in a water channel in the jurisdiction of Chak No. 515/EB on Sunday. It is suspected that she had been raped before being killed.
On June 13, Shahnaz Begum, a resident of Street No. 7, Iqbal Nagar, Multan Road, had reported to the Model Town police that her daughter, 10, went to buy thread from a nearby shop in the street but didn’t return. The police had registered an abduction case.
On Sunday morning, Rescue and police officials recovered her body from a dried-up water channel in the jurisdiction of Chak No. 5151/EB. Police have shifted the body to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for autopsy. The parents alleged that they had informed police about the suspect but police failed to act. Police said they had taken five suspects into custody. Vehari DPO Rana Shahid Pervez said the accused would be identified soon.