Azan Majid Janjua, 11, was snatched from his mosque in Abu Dhabi last week

A MAN disguised himself in a burka so he could lure away an 11-year-old boy before raping and strangling him to death, police said.

Schoolboy Azan Majid Janjua was snatched from his mosque in Abu Dhabi last week after going for afternoon prayers and Quran recitation during Ramadan.

The man stands accused of dressing in a burka so he could lure away an 11-year-old boy before raping and strangling him to death

Gulf News reported that his accused killer posed as a woman in a burka to pick Azan up because he knew the boy would not go with a man without asking his parents.

The Pakistani man allegedly raped the boy before strangled him with rope.

Major General Maktoum Al Sharifi from Abu Dhabi Police said the suspect told cops he “cross-dressed as a woman because he knew that the boy would not go with a man without permission from his parents.”

Schoolboy Azan Majid Janjua was snatched from his mosque in Abu Dhabi last week

Azan’s half-naked body was discovered on May 31 on the rooftop of the building where he lived with his Quran beside him.

He was found by air-conditioning technicians who had gone on the roof to carry out repairs.

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