Pakistan cleric investigated after child molested and killed

Pakistan police on Saturday launched an investigation against a prominent cleric after a six-year-old boy was found strangled and dumped in a mosque after being sexually abused.

“We have apprehended up to seven people including local cleric Qari Saqib, who is prime suspect in this case,” Ijaz Shafi Dogar, a senior police official in the eastern city of Lahore, told AFP.

Moeen Yasin’s body was found in the grounds of a mosque in Lahore after he was reported missing by his father on Friday.

h/t TROP