A teenage boy has confessed of his crime of raping and murdering his niece. Adil Khan, 17, testified before a judicial magistrate that his actions were motivated by a character from a story in a digest.
Khan said that he was reading a fictional story from an Urdu digest wherein a character used to kill his girl victims after raping them, adding that when his minor niece came to his room, he was “overwhelmed with inhuman instincts”.
“She implored and cried for help but I assaulted her; when her condition deteriorated and she did not stop crying I strangled her, which made her silent forever,” Khan told the judge, his eyes welling. “I am ashamed and seek forgiveness from my family and the God Almighty,” he added.
Earlier on Saturday, Khan had confessed to assaulting and killing his 11-year-old niece, Tehreem, when she came to wake him up in a room of this father’s under-construction house in Chirach Behali village.
He then dumped her body in a sewer near the house. When the family initially asked him about Tehreem’s whereabouts, he expressed ignorance and joined the family in her search. But when the family members found Tehreem’s slippers outside Khan’s room, they interrogated him and he confessed.