Islamabad: A seven-year-old boy in Pakistan died following his brutal gang-rape and assault, media reports said on Saturday.
The mutilated body of the unnamed boy, who went missing last Tuesday, was discovered in a field.
A post-mortem has revealed that the boy had been gang-raped and then killed.
“The suspects belonged to rich families and were drunk when they kidnapped the child and took him to their dera where they raped him,” the nydailynews.com quoted a local as saying.
The four assailants then reportedly used a rope to kill the boy. The alleged attack took place in Bahawalnagar’s Christian district in the Punjab province.
Three of the accused have so far been arrested in connection with the case.
The police are still searching for a fourth man who is understood to have fled the scene, the report quoted police official Sahar Fareed as saying.