Suspect who raped and murdered minor boy killed in police encounter

Aftab Ahmed
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024

HYDERABAD: A suspected rapist and murderer who served as a private cook at the office of a DSP was killed in an alleged encounter with the Hyderabad police on the first day of Eidul Azha.

On June 17, the Hyderabad police carried out a raid to arrest Ghulam Shabbir Kunbhar, who had allegedly raped and killed a minor boy on June 15, near Goth Phulan Baladi within the Hosari police station’s limits.

According to a spokesperson for the Hyderabad SSP, when the police arrived to arrest the suspect in the rape and murder case of eight-year-old Sufyan, he resisted and opened fire on the police.

As the police returned fire, Kunbhar was killed on the spot. He reportedly worked as a cook at the DSP office.

The murder case of the eight-year-old child was registered under the sections 302, 377 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the child’s father Muhammad Amir Shah. Hyderabad SSP Farrukh Linjar told The News that a total of three suspects were nominated in the FIR. The other two suspects, Muhammad Ali, alias Bablu, and Aqib had also been arrested.

On the evening June 15, the boy’s body with his throat slit was found near the Hosri DSP's office. The police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital from where it was handed over to the relatives after an autopsy.

The post-mortem report stated that the boy had been raped. According to the boy’s family, he left the house after having lunch on Saturday afternoon but did not return. Later, his body was found near the DSP’s office.

Meanwhile, Hosri DSP Mohammad Ayub Patoli stated that his office was closed due to vacations and there was no official deputed at his office. He explained that the boy's body was not found in his office but in old quarters near it.