MUZAFFARGARH: The schoolteacher who was suspected of kidnapping, raping and murdering an 11-year-old child was killed by Khanewal district police on Tuesday.
Muhammad Ishaq, who belonged to the Shah Jamal locality of Muzaffargarh district, had allegedly kidnapped a class-V student last week from the Missali School in Qaimwala, Khanewal, and killed him after rape.
According to an FIR, when the school closed on last Thursday, Ishaq and the school principal telephoned the child’s parents to send him for tuition. When the child reached the school, Ishaq and the principal raped him. Later, Ishaq fled, taking the child along.
When the child did not reach home till night, the family contacted the principal who denied having any knowledge about the child. The parents took police and reached school where the principal was arrested for investigation. The principal disclosed that Ishaq had gone to Muzaffargarh.
SHO Sadiq Rind raided Ishaq’s home in Shah Jamal, Muzaffargarh, but he fled from there. Police contacted former tehsil nazim Abad Dogar who called the accused to his outhouse and handed him over to police.
During interrogation, Ishaq said he had killed the child, put acid on his face and buried him. Police took him to a farm and recovered the body on his information.
On Tuesday, Khanewal police claimed, when they were taking Ishaq to Lahore for a DNA test, he attacked policemen and tried to snatch their weapons. They said the suspect was killed during the fight.