A father has burned his son to death at home after the boy could not answer a question in his school work.
The horrific incident happened at the family’s apartment in Karachi, Pakistan.
Dad Nazir Khan became agitated that his 12-year-old son could not do the task given to him.
Nazir then poured kerosene on Shaheer Khan and lit a match, aiming to terrify the boy into completing his homework.
Unfortunately, the flame ignited the oil and set the child on fire.
Hearing her boy’s cries, mother Shazia rushed into the room where both parents threw blankets and clothes over the burning child in a desperate attempt to put out the flames.
The 12-year-old suffered severe burns following the incident in the town of Orangi on September 14 and was immediately taken to hospital.
Unfortunately, the efforts of the doctors were not enough to save him and he died two days later from his injuries.
Following the horror incident, Shazia took two days to mourn the painful death of her son, before choosing to press charges against her husband.
Police arrested Nazir on September 17 and he will remain in custody until a court hearing on September 24.
According to Pakistani media, local police officer Salim Khan said Nazir became furious when Shaheer insisted on going out to fly a kite instead of completing his homework.
The dad asked his son to answer a series of questions about his homework, to which the 12-year-old gave ‘unsatisfactory answers’.
The father told police he spilled the highly flammable liquid on his son and consequently lit a match to scare him.
Nazir confessed to his crime when arrested, according to Salim.