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Sunday Aug 18 2019

Minor boy beaten to death over suspected robbery in Karachi


KARACHI: A teenage boy was killed Saturday after he was brutally tortured over accusations of stealing from a bungalow here in the metropolis' Bahadurabad neighbourhood.

According to police, two alleged teenage robbers attempted to enter a bungalow near Kokan Ground in Bahadurabad. The security guard in the area caught one — identified as 17-year-old Rehan — while the other one managed to escape.

However, the bungalow's owner and his neighbours tied the young boy by his hands and beat him up.

A video circulating on social media showed Rehan unable to move, with his hands tied to a metallic grill and his pants forcefully taken off, as the owners and others questioned him. The boy can be heard naming his accomplices in the video, which was recorded by the owner and area residents.

Pictures of the minor boy's dead body showed visible signs of torture.

Meanwhile, Rehan's father told reporters that his son worked as a butcher during Eid-ul-Azha. He said Rehan told him he was going to collect money for his work but never returned home.

Police have arrested the owner of the bungalow, Daniyal, and his friend, Zubair, in connection with the murder. Police further said they were carrying out further investigation into the incident.