According to police, the alleged child rapist, identified as Zeeshan, was taken into custody a day earlier. A first information report (FIR) had been filed against him on behalf of the minor boy’s father, Muhammad Qazzafi.

Police added that the alleged child rapist hanged himself to death in the bathroom while he was locked-up in the jail.

Ashfaq Khan, the deputy inspector-general (DIG) of police for operations, reached Akbari Gate police station and ordered an investigation into the matter, while the senior superintendent of police (SSP) for operations, too, is conducting an inquiry.