Boy, 12, BURNT ALIVE by father for refusing to finish his homework after 'scare tactic' goes horribly wrong
KARACHI, PAKISTAN: A man was reportedly arrested after he set fire to his twelve-year-old son and burnt him to death in his apartment. He was angry because the boy couldn't answer some questions about his homework assignment and schoolwork.
Shaheer Khan sustained severe burns in the disturbing incident that took place in Karachi's Orangi town on September 14 and was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later. His father was apprehended after he reportedly poured kerosene over his son and lit a match in order to scare the boy into completing his homework. The flame, however, ignited the oil and set the child ablaze.
Shaheer's mum Shazia dashed into the room upon hearing her son's screams for help. Both parents threw blankets and clothes on the burning child in order to douse the flames, but it was too late. Shazia grieved the loss of her son after receiving the painful news of his death on September 16. Two days later, she filed a case against her husband, and police remanded him in custody the following day until the court hearing, scheduled on September 24.
12-year-old Shaheer enraged his father Nazir Khan as he could not answer a question about his studies and homework. The victim’s mother, Shazia, told that his father got furious and poured the combustible liquid and lit up a matchstick to scare the boy which led to the fire. pic.twitter.com/KCDBQIz44L— TheCivilEyes (@TheCivilEyes) September 19, 2022
Speaking to local news outlets, police officer Salim Khan said Nazir became enraged after his son insisted on going out to fly a kite instead of finishing his homework. The distraught father demanded that Shaheer answer some questions about his work, to which the youngster reportedly gave "unsatisfactory answers." The suspect told police he then tipped the highly flammable liquid over the kid and lit a match to try and scare him.
#Karachi, father burned his 12-year-old son alive for not doing homework. The tragic incident took place on September 14 in Orangi Town area of Karachi. The child died after being treated for two days.— Ebad Usmani (@Ebadus15) September 18, 2022
The police have arrested the accused Nazir Khan and registered a case. pic.twitter.com/nJjzUvmXWD
Nazir is said to have confessed to his crime upon his arrest after his wife filed a case against him in connection with her son's death. According to the Daily Mail, Orangi is a town in the port city of Karachi and is home to nearly 3 million people. It is often cited as Asia's largest slum, sprawling over a staggering 8,000 acres.
MEAWW previously reported how an elderly woman died after being set on fire by her own son. Authorities in Winston-Salem, North Carolina found 72-year-old Joanna Parker in critical condition after she was set on fire on the porch of her home at 10.30 am on August 22. First responders rushed her to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Her 48-year-old son James Parker was subsequently arrested for her murder and taken into custody.
According to Joanna’s family, the wheelchair-bound woman sustained third and fourth-degree burns before her death. "Joanna and her son did not have the best relationship, however, she never expected something like this to happen," her great-niece Adora Gonzalez, who lives across the street, told The Sun, “That’s one of the worst ways to go, you must really not like somebody to have to do that to them.” She added, “His mothеr would yеll at him frеquеntly, and hе would do nothing in rеsponsе. Hе didn’t say much in rеsponsе. But I’d always suspеctеd shе wasn’t nicе to him. I just didn’t еxpеct it to turn out this way.”