A 11-year-old Pakistani Hindu boy has been allegedly raped and murdered at the premises of a club in Sindh province, triggering protests by people demanding justice for the family, a media report said on Sunday.
The son of a Hindu doctor was found dead in a swimming pool inside the Hyderabad Club in Karachi on April 13. The family members of the boy claim that he was deliberately thrown into the pool to cover up sexual abuse and murder.
Chetan Kumar, the father of the victim, said that the boy went missing for more than an hour despite tight security inside the club. His son's body was later found 'bearing torture marks on his face' floating in the four-foot-deep swimming pool in the club.
Kumar said that despite repeated requests, the club's administration was not providing him access to the CCTV footage from the day of the incident. However, senior police official Rahat Azeem said that CCTV footage has been secured and investigation into the matter is going on.
“We have secured the CCTV footage and are questioning employees at the club to find out what happened but the father says the boy had marks on his face and body and was first abused and then murdered to cover up the crime," Azeem said.
Protesters have demanded the Sindh government to order a thorough probe into the alleged murder of the boy, the Dawn reported.
Former Member of National Assembly Kiswan Chand Parwani, former Member Provincial Assembly Lachhman Karmani and others contended that the young boy did not drown but was raped and then thrown into the pool.
Hindu Panchayat activist Karmani alleged that boy was killed after being raped.