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Outrage in Pakistan after 6-year-old boy molested, murdered

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Islamabad- Pakistani police questioned an Islamic cleric after the body of a 6-year-old boy was found hanged on a ceiling fan inside a mosque, officials said on Sunday.

The boy was strangled to death after sexually abused in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday, police official Muhammad Sadaqat said.

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Police on Saturday arrested seven men including the cleric at the mosque, who were thought to be the prime suspect.

The incident sparked protests in the city demanding punishment; the incident was the latest in a series of violent acts against children in Pakistan.

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The body of a 6-year-old girl from minority Hazara ethnic community was also found in a garbage heap in south-western Quetta city last year after being raped and murdered.(dpa/NAN)

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