Boy, 12, BURNT ALIVE by father for refusing to finish his homework after 'scare tactic' goes horribly wrong

The father confessed that he poured kerosene over his son and lit a match only to scare him into completing his homework but the oil caught fire

Boy, 12, BURNT ALIVE by father for refusing to finish his homework after 'scare tactic' goes horribly wrong
Nazir Khan (R) was arrested after he set fire to his son Shaheer (L) for not completing his homework (Twitter/@TheCivilEyes)
ADVERTISEMENT

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ALSO READ 

Video shows friends burning 16-year-old girl's body after they beat and stabbed her to death during night out

Fugitive parents of girl, 10, killed in house fire set by son, 15, nabbed and charged with cruelty

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

ADVERTISEMENT



 

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

ADVERTISEMENT



 

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. 

ADVERTISEMENT

TOP STORIES

Erick Adame: Emmy-nominated NYC weatherman fired after his nudes from adult cam site were leaked to his bosses and mom

Kate Middleton oozes elegance as she arrives at Westminster Abbey wearing the Queen's jewelry

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Share this article: Boy, 12, BURNT ALIVE by father for refusing to finish his homework after 'scare tactic' goes horribly wrong