Four men allegedly set a 12-year-old boy alight after failing to sexually assault and rape him, according to the boy’s father. Hafiz Sulaiman told police that his son was playing outside his house when the gang abducted him and took him to their house, When his son started shouting they alleged poured petrol over him, set him on fire and fled the scene.
Neighbours, in Dera Ghazi Khan, a small city on the Indus River, took the boy to a city hospital’s trauma centre. As quoted by the newspaper, Medical Superintendent Dr Moosa Kaleem said he sustained 25 per cent burns and is no longer in a critical condition.
Police say they have arrested and charged three suspects after the incident on Saturday, adding: “Residents told us that there is an old family feud between them.”