Azan Majid Janjoa, 11, whose body was found on the rooftop of his residential building under mysterious circumstances. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: The child and family prosecution under the General Prosecution in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday said it has started investigations into the rape and murder of an 11-year old boy.

The prosecutors interrogated the suspect and recorded his statement to prepare a charge-sheet, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

The prosecutors visited the crime scene and recorded the statements of witnesses in the case. Forensic and other evidences were collected in the case.

The prosecution has received an autopsy report. Forensic experts of the prosecution have also examined the body.

The prosecution wants to maintain transparency in all of its procedures and details of the investigation will be announced after its completion, the statement said.

As Gulf News reported on Tuesday, the 11-year old boy, whose body was found on the rooftop of his residential building last week was raped and murdered.

Major General Maktoum Al Sharifi, director-general of Abu Dhabi Police, said the police have arrested a Pakistani man who confessed that he raped the victim and strangled him to death.

The police did not reveal any further details about the suspect.

Gulf News exclusively reported about the incident on Friday. The boy’s father is a Pakistani and mother a Russian. The mother, who used to visit her son in Abu Dhabi, was in the city when the tragedy occurred.

The boy, Azan Majid Janjua, went missing last Tuesday and his body was found the next morning. His father Dr Majid Janjua had told Gulf News that Azan was fasting and had gone to the mosque for afternoon prayers and Quran recitation before he went missing.

Some neighbours saw the boy returning from the mosque, but he never reached home. An extensive search by the family for the boy proved futile.

Air-conditioner technicians, who went to the building’s rooftop to check a malfunctioning chiller, found his body there on Wednesday morning.