Pakistan- Body of student recovered from mosque in Peshawar

(MENAFN- Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: The body of a young student has been recovered from a mosque in Peshawar.

According to initial information, the incident occurred in the jurisdiction of Yakkatoot Police Station. The body of a 13-year-old student has been recovered from a mosque in Rasheed Garhi area. The body was left in the mosque after strangulation.

The slain boy belonged to Khuzdar district of Balochistan. He was studying in the madrassa (religious seminary) since very young age and he did not go home for the last five years.

Sources told TNN that the Pesh Imam (prayer leader) of the mosque has been arrested over charges of hiding the murder of the boy. The sources said the prayer leader had arranged a van and had asked about four or five students of the madrassa to leave the mosque along with the body of the slain student for secret burial.

The local sources said local children had seen the prayer leader while changing the clothes of the slain student. Police were informed about the incident after which they came into action. The van carrying the body was stopped and the body was shifted to hospital.

Further facts about the incidents will be revealed after arrival of post mortem report and interrogation from arrested cleric. The incident has created fear and panic among other religious students of the madrassa.

The incident happened two weeks after three bodies were found in a flat in the posh Hayatabad area of Peshawar.

Police said three bodies were found in a flat in Hayatabad Phase-2 in the jurisdiction of Tatara Police Station. One of the deceased was a Pesh Imam in Landikotal. He was identified as Ziauddin who owned a juice shop in Torkham Bazaar. The other two victims belonged to Sindh province.

Police said a pistol and six empty shells were also found near the bodies. According to police, two bodies were in a room while one was near a door. The bodies at the time of arrival of police were at least 24 hours old.

Police launched investigation into the incident and sent the bodies for post mortem.



Tribal News Network

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