Nazir Khan, a Pakistani dad, is said to have burned his 12-year-old son, Shaheer, to death over his failure to answer questions about his homework.
The tragedy occurred at the family’s apartment in Karachi, Pakistan.
The little boy was alleged to have suffered terrible burns in the horrific incident and was brought to the hospital, where he died two days later.
According to the DailyMail, Khan poured kerosene on his son and lighted a match to scare him into finishing his homework, but the flame ignited the oil and set the child ablaze.
Shazia, Shaheer’s mother, ran into the room, where both parents threw blankets and clothes on the burning infant in a desperate attempt to extinguish the flames, but their efforts were in vain.
Shazia filed a lawsuit against her husband after two days of weeping over her son’s death, and he was detained on September 17th.
Salim Khan, a local police officer, told Pakistani news sources that Nazir had admitted to the charge filed against him by his wife.
He observed that Nazir became upset when Shaheer persisted on flying a kite instead of doing his homework.
Nazir asked that the child answer a series of questions concerning his work, to which the 12-year-old provided inadequate replies.
In an attempt to scare the child, Nazir poured the highly flammable liquid on him and lighted a match.