LAHORE - A brutally murdered boy was buried yesterday amid moving scenes, a day after police found his body from a drain in Hanjarwal.

Six-year-old Ahmad went missing while he was playing outside his house in Wahdat Colony on September 27. Three days later, his body was discovered from a drain in Margazaar Colony, several kilometers away from his home.

Investigators are struggling to solve the blind murder mystery. Autopsy report reveals Ahmad’s ribs were badly broken.

Police officer Akram told The Nation investigation is in process with no solid clue in hand. “Apart from police, other agencies are also working on this case since it was a heinous crime.”

Akram rejected the reports that three suspects are being interrogated by police in connection with the killing, which sparked anger and horror in the low-income locality. “No arrest has been made yet,” he added.

Earlier, a murder case was registered against unidentified men.

Javed Mughal told the police that unidentified men abducted his son when he was playing in a nearby street. Detectives are yet to ascertain the motives behind the horrific killing.

“There were severe torture marks on the boy’s body. It was horrific,” said an official of the city morgue, where the autopsy was conducted by a team of doctors on early Saturday. Further investigation is underway.

Javed Mughal is the nominated vice chairman of PML-N in local bodies' elections.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken strict notice of the murder of his son after kidnapping and sought a report from Inspector General Police.

Expressing condolences and sympathies with the bereaved family, the chief minister directed the authorities for immediate arrest of the accused involved in the tragic incident.

Inspector dismissed: On the orders of Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mehmood, a Gujranwala police inspector was dismissed from service for showing negligence during investigation.

Inspector Ejaz Warraich delayed action on a robbery and registered the FIR after lapse of three months.

Sub-inspector Muhammad Afzal and constable Waqar were also found guilty and were issued show-cause notices. The Gujranwala CPO has assured the Ombudsman that action against ASI Riasat Ali will also be taken after further inquiry.