CHAKWAL: A woman was arrested on Thursday for being an accomplice in the murder of her 12-year-old son.
The body of Ehtesham Siddique, a resident of Mehro Village, was found on Aug 5 on the bank of a dam. He had gone missing on July 30.
According to Sub-inspector Ali Abbas, the in-charge of the Homicide Investigation Unit, Ehtesham had seen his mother with a 25-year-old resident of the same village on July 30 and that the woman had asked the accused to kill her son due to fear that he will tell the family about their relationship.
SI Abbas said the accused took the boy to a nearby jungle, strangled him and dumped his body in a drain. He later also participated in the hunt for the boy.
In August, the accused saw that wild animals had dug out Ehtesham’s body. He tried to dispose of it again by throwing it in the nearby dam but was seen by a local shepherd which led to his arrest.
The victim’s mother was arrested when during preliminary investigations conducted by SI Abbas, the arrested man said he was in a relationship with the woman. The woman has since confessed to the crime.
“We have found all necessary evidences and both the accused have been sent to the judicial lockup in Jhelum,” Mr Abbas said.
The victim’s father has accused the 25-year-old of sexually abusing his son before strangling him.
Published in Dawn, August 26th, 2017