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Body of a missing teenager found in a ditch on Margalla Hills Trail 5, Islamabad

Boy went missing on Saturday as he went for cycling with friends

The body of a missing teenager was found in a ditch on Margalla Hills Trail 5, Islamabad on Monday.

15-year-old Taha is believed to have slipped into the ditch and died. While an operation is underway to retrieve the body.

According to a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, by Islamabad police, the body was found in a ditch and arrangements were being made to retrieve it, the statement said.
The city superintendent of police (SP) and the search team were present at the spot along with family members of the deceased, according to the police.
“It seems as though the teenager lost his way and fell into the ditch after his foot slipped,” the police said, adding, “Further investigation is underway and a post-mortem of the body will be conducted to cover all aspects.”
The mother of the deceased filed a report of his missing on Sunday.

A first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, was filed on the deceased’s mother’s request on Sunday afternoon at the Secretariat Police Station.

According to the FIR, the teenager went hiking on Trail 5 at 7 am on Saturday with his five classmates.

At about 5 pm, the deceased’s mother received a call from one of the friends saying they had reached home, and inquired whether her son had also reached his house, to which she responded in the negative, the FIR added.

The mother dialled Rawalpindi Rescue Helpline 15 and several police officers promptly reached the spot to help search for the teenager, according to the FIR.

Despite an extensive search, the body could not be located as night fell, it added.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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