Protests in Sindh over alleged rape, murder of Hindu boy

Islamabad: People in Pakistan's Sindh province on Saturday demanded an inquiry into the alleged rape and murder of an eleven-year old boy in Hyderabad city. Son of a Hindu doctor Chetan Kumar was found dead in a swimming pool inside Hyderabad Club on April 13. Family members claim the boy was deliberately thrown into the pool to cover up sexual abuse and murder, Dawn reported. Protesters gathered on the call of the Hindu Welfare Panchayat Pakistan demanded that the Sindh government order a probe into the alleged murder of the boy. Speaking at the press, the members of the group contended that the young boy did not drown but was raped and then thrown into the pool. Hindu Panchayat activist Karmani alleged that boy was killed after being raped. Chetan, the father of the victim, deplored that the boy went missing for more than an hour despite the tight security inside the club and said that his son's body was later found "bearing torture marks on his face" floating in the four-foot-deep swimming pool in the club. Chetan claimed that despite repeated requests, the club's administration was not providing him access to the CCTV footage of April 13 and was not helping solve the case.