Father burns 12-year-old son to death for not doing homework
A Pakistani man, Nazir Khan, has reportedly burnt his 12-year-old son, identified as Shaheer, to death over his inability to answer questions about his schoolwork, Vondigest reports.
The tragic incident happened at the family’s apartment in Karachi, Pakistan.
The little boy was said to have sustained severe burn injuries in the horrific incident and was rushed to the hospital, where he died after two days.
Nazir reportedly poured kerosene over his son and lit a match in an attempt to terrify the boy into completing his homework, but the flame ignited the oil and set the child ablaze
According to DailyMail, Khan in an attempt to terrify his son into completing his homework poured kerosene on him and lit a match, unfortunately, the flame ignited the oil and set the child ablaze.
Hearing her son’s scream, Shaheer’s mother, Shazia dashed into the room where both parents threw blankets and clothes on the burning child in a desperate attempt to extinguish the flames, but their efforts were not enough to save him.
After grieving over the loss of her son for two days, Shazia filed a case against her husband and he was arrested on 17th September.
Speaking on the incident the Local Police officer, Salim Khan told Pakistan news outlets that Nazir has confessed to the crime filed against him by his wife.
The father told the police he tipped the highly flammable liquid over the kid and lit a match in a bid to scare him, Daily Mail reported.
He noted that Nazir became enraged when Shaheer insisted on going out to fly a kite instead of completing his homework.
Nazir demanded that the little boy must answer a series of questions about his work, to which the 12-year-old gave unsatisfactory answers.
Angered by the response, Nazir poured the highly flammable liquid over the kid and lit a match in a bid to scare him.
Orangi Town in the port city of Karachi is believed to be home to close to three million people. Widely cited as one of Asia‘s largest slums, it sprawls over 8,000 acres – the equivalent of about 4,500 Wembley football pitches.