A minor shepherd was killed after sexually assaulted by unidentified accused here in the limits of Saddr Police the other day.

According to details, a minor boy identified as 10-year-old Naeem was herding goats in Chak Matran when some unidentified accused overpowered him and subjected to sexual assault. Later, the accused killed the minor and threw his dead body in nearby fields. Someone spotted the dead body and informed the police which rushed the spot and took it to hospital autopsy. The police have registered a case against unidentified accused.

CRIMINAL FLEES: A hardened criminal managed to escape from the custody of Faqirwali Police while two cops were suspended on charges of negligence here.

According to police, the outlaw Naeem Bhatti, a resident of Khichiwala (who was in custody on remand) requested the police officials that he wanted to use washroom. At which the cop gave him the keys. However, on return the outlaw stole key of the lock-up from the bunch of keys and gave the rest to the cop. The outlaw opened the lock-up late in the night (when the cops were under the influence of sleep) and absconded from police custody. After the incident, two cops Zafar Iqbal and Shahbaz were suspended and case U/S 224/225 was registered.

Meanwhile, police claimed have arrested the accused soon after his escape.