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.
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.
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..