Man who disguised to rape, kill child to go on trial in Abu Dhabi


Man who disguised to rape, kill child to go on trial in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Justice will prevail in the case: Prosecutors


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Sat 5 Aug 2017, 3:47 PM

Last updated: Sun 6 Aug 2017, 12:38 AM

The trial of a Pakistani man accused of strangling an 11-year-old boy to death after raping him at the rooftop of their Abu Dhabi building will begin next week.
The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution on Saturday said the man has been referred to the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court on charges of premeditated murder, raping the child, cross-dressing and driving car without a number plate.
The Pakistani boy - identified as Azan Majid - was found missing on June 1, after he went to a nearby mosque to pray. His body was found the next day on the rooftop of the building on the Muroor Road where he was staying with his father and stepmother.
Earlier, Abu Dhabi Police said that their investigations suggested that the boy was sexually abused and strangled to death with a rope.
The police said they had arrested the 33-year-old Pakistani national, who is also related to the child, after investigations.
Police revealed that the man cross-dressed to carry out the attacks on the child, after luring the boy into going with him to the rooftop of the building.
Cops said the Pakistani had confessed to them that he disguised as a woman to lure the boy because he knew his parents always told him not to go out with strangers. After murdering him, the accused fled the scene.
Prosecutors said hearing in the case will begin on August 8.
The public prosecutors said they have demanded death penalty if the Pakistani is found guilty of the charges.
Officers also expressed the hope that the family of the child and all the members of the community will find some solace in the speed and effectiveness with which the killer was arrested and the effective handling of the case which resulted in the Pakistani's full confession which also supported their evidence.
Prosecutors assured the child's family and the entire public that justice will prevail in the case.

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