A man in Pakistan has been arrested for setting his minor son on fire for not doing homework. The shocking incident took place in Karachi’s Amrohvi Colony last week and only came to light recently.
According to Pakistani media, the father, Nazeer, poured kerosene on his 12-year-old son, Shaheer, and set him on fire. Shaheer was seriously injured and was rushed to the nearby Sindh Government Qatar Hospital. However, seeing the severity of his condition, he was transferred to the Burns Centre of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK).
However, the injuries proved lethal, and Shaheer died during treatment. Following the mother’s allegation, Nazeer was detained and brought before a judicial magistrate, where he was remanded in police custody until September 24.
During interrogation, Nazeer maintained that he had not intended to harm his son. He claimed he only splashed the kerosene oil on Shaheer to frighten him because he wasn’t doing his assignment.
Nazeer further said he lit the matchstick to keep up with the ruse. However, the kerosene oil quickly caught the matchstick’s spark, which started combusting quickly. And within no time, little Shaheer was caught in the blaze where he got burnt badly. The police, however, have remarked that they are further investigating the case.