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Herat boy raped, strangled to death

Herat boy raped, strangled to death

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Nov 01, 2014 - 23:55

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): In a horror story, a 12-year-old boy has been raped and then suffocated to death in this western city of Herat, a medic said on Saturday.

The boy was found dead on Friday night by police in the Hindu Sozan area of Herat City and took him to the civil hospital, Mohammad Rafique Sherzai, the hospital spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said medical examination revealed the 12-year-old had been raped before being strangled to death. The boy’s identity remained unknown, he said.

Meanwhile, Herat police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi also confirmed the incident and said an investigation had been launched to identify the slain boy and his killers.

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