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Tuesday Aug 20 2019

Rehan’s father seeks JIT to probe son’s murder

KARACHI: The father of teenage boy Rehan has sought an independent Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the murder of his son.

Rehan was killed on Saturday after he was brutally tortured over accusations of stealing from a bungalow in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area.

In an application to DIG Sindh, DG Rangers and Sindh’s Home Ministry, Rehan’s father has sought that the murder case is registered under the terrorism and cybercrime laws.

The application further states that 14-year-old Rehan was kidnapped by Zubair, Daniyal and their friends. He was then tied up and filmed while being tortured.

A video circulating on social media showed Rehan unable to move, with his hands tied to a metallic grill and his pants forcefully taken off, as the owners and others questioned him. The boy could be heard naming his alleged accomplices in the video, which was recorded by the owner and area residents. Pictures of the minor boy's dead body showed visible signs of torture.

Five suspects including Daniyal and Zubair are in police custody and a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered at the Bahadurabad police station.

Rehan's father earlier told reporters that his son worked as a butcher during Eid-ul-Azha. He said Rehan told him he was going to collect money for his work but never returned home.