Body of 15-year-old boy, who went missing while hiking, found on Margalla Hills Trail 5

Teenager's mother filed case in Islamabad of her son's disappearance on Sunday after he went missing on Saturday

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Ayaz Akbar Yousafzai
Body of 15-year-old boy, who went missing while hiking, found on Margalla Hills Trail 5
The picture shows Islamabad's hiking Trail 5. — Facebook/ICT Trail-5 Lovers
  • Boy's mother filed disappearance case on Sunday. 
  • Police start further investigation into the matter.
  • Teenager's body was found in ditch: police sources.

ISLAMABAD: The body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing while hiking with his friends was found on Trail 5 in Islamabad, Geo News reported citing Wildlife Department sources on Monday. 

The young student's mother filed a case of her son's disappearance on Sunday at the secretariat police station after he went missing on Saturday on Trail 5. 

The police started further investigation into the matter after the body was found in a ditch at the middle point of Pir Sohawa and Bari Imam. 

According to the police sources, the teenager's uncle identified the body. The missing child's name was Taha. 

The sources said that the child's water bottle, mobile phone and bag were lying next to the body, adding that he could not be contacted as his phone was switched off.

Superintendent of police (SP) city, assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Rescue 1122, Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) officials, Wildlife and Forest Department teams are present at the site of incident. 

The sources added that efforts are being made to retrieve the body from the ditch. 

Taha's family, while speaking to media persons, said that Taha was the only son of his parents and he was missing since 2pm from Saturday.

The family said that Taha would not even go alone at the roof, adding that he was given permission to hike when he insisted after his exams.