LAHORE - Police yesterday identified the 10-year-old boy, who was found stuffed in a plastic bag in the Badami Bagh police precincts.

Investigators say Muhammad Umair, son of Shabbir Ahmed, was sexually assaulted by merciless killers. Police yesterday handed over the body to the family after the autopsy.

The boy went on missing under mysterious circumstances some two weeks ago. On Friday, the police discovered his sack-packed body from a drain in Badami Bagh. Rescue workers said the body was decomposed and beyond recognition.

The father of the victim yesterday identified his son after witnessing a black wristband tied his right hand.

Police sources say they believe the boy was murdered after being assaulted by unidentified killers. The local police registered a murder case against unknown killers and launched the investigations.