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Two teenage boys held for setting friend on fire over petty issue

Two teenage boys held for setting friend on fire over petty issue

KARACHI: The Surjani Town police on Sunday arrested two teenage suspects who allegedly torched their friend over a trivial issue.

The 15-year-old victim, Asif Ali, was set on fire by his friends over a minor monetary issue, said Karachi-West SSP Mohammad Younis Chandio. The incident occurred on Friday.

The teenager sustained 25 per cent burn wounds on his neck, head and other parts of his body and was admitted to the Burns Centre of the Civil Hospital Karachi.

The police on Sunday registered a case on a complaint of the family of the victim and arrested two nominated suspects — 16-year-old Hammad and 16-year-old Obaid.

The SSP said that the injured teenager owed Rs600 to the suspects over which they fought with each other.

Later, the two teenagers got petrol from their motorbike and set Asif on fire after sprinkling the fuel on his clothes.

Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident and sought a detailed report from the additional inspector general of police Karachi. The minister ordered an impartial inquiry into the incident.

Orangi SP Abid Ali Baloch had been told to conduct a thorough inquiry into the incident and ensure justice, said the SSP.

Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2017

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