A 13-year-old boy was found dead with his throat slit in Basti Jodhewal area of Ludhiana on Wednesday. Identified as Mohammad Imam, the victim’s body was recovered from a plot on Bahadur Ke road near Sabzi Mandi.
He was a student at a local madrassa. The family lives in Azad Nagar in the area and has five other children.
According to the boy’s father, Mohammad Mubarak, Imam had gone to the market at around noon to buy fodder for their goats. However, he did not return and then family filed missing complaint with police.
ACP (East) Pawanjeet Singh said that after checking CCTVs in the area, the boy was found walking in one footage, but was not visible in the next camera’s footage. When the area was checked between two cameras, his body was found in a plot with slit throat.
SHO Jodhewal Basti police station, Jaswinder Singh, said that the body has been sent for postmortem.