DUBAI // A Jordanian man has been arrested on suspicion of raping and killing a nine-year-old boy, who went missing in Sharjah on Friday.
The 48-year-old was arrested on Sunday morning after police received a report that the body of a child had been found under a tree on Academic City Road in the Al Warqa area.
Major General Khamis Al Muzeina, chief of Dubai Police, said the child was kidnapped from in front of a garage in Sharjah’s industrial area, where the victim’s father worked.
“The forensics doctor said that the child had been dead for less than 24 hours and had been strangled,” said Maj Gen Al Muzeina. “There were signs of struggle on the boy’s chest and hands as well as signs that he had been sexually assaulted.
“Within two hours of receiving the call, we were able to locate the suspect, who was the last person to be seen with the child and was one of the father’s acquaintances.”
Source: uae news