Brother of one of the perpetrators of child abuse scandal, was found dead under mysterious circumstances from Nishtar Town, Lahore on Sunday.

The family was quick to blame the police for the death. They alleged that the police had picked up the deceased, brother of accused Tanzilur Rehman and uncle of accused Wasim Abid and had ‘tortured’ him to death. They also claimed that the police threw his body in Nishtar Town to ‘hide’ its crime.

According Rescue 1122, they found the dead body of Shafi who had dead after ‘falling’ from motorcycle. The rescue officials said that he was identified from the document found in his pocket.

The police rebutted the allegations, saying that Shafi had been arrested but was released on August 14, with the promise that he would help the police in the arrest of his accused brother and nephew.

A source, however, informed that family of deceased Shafi had filed a petition with Additional District and Sessions Judge Samina Hayyat, requesting the court to order for registration of a case against one Mobeen Ghaznavi for kidnapping him (Shafi). The court has scheduled hearing of the petition for August 17 (Monday).

Meanwhile, the JIT continued it proceeding for fifth day and recorded statement of the victim, their parents and witnesses.