Islamabad: A sensational incident has come to light from Pakistan's Punjab province. A 10-year-old boy in Lahore was so tortured for eating fruit without asking that he succumbed to his injuries in hospital. The child worked as a domestic helper in a high-class society in Lahore. According to the agency, 10-year-old Kamran worked as a domestic helper in a Lahore house with his 6-year-old younger brother Rizwan. The two brothers were brought with him a year ago by Nasrullah, who lives in the posh Defence Housing Authority. In Nasrullah's house lived with his wife, two sons and his daughter-in-law.
Mohammad Yusuf, the policeman investigating the case, said, "On Tuesday, Kamran and Rizwan took out fruits from the fridge and ate it without asking Nasrullah's family. When Nasrullah's family got into a tizzy about it, they tortured both the children. Knives were also used to harass the children." According to the police, when the condition of the two children started deteriorating, Nasrullah rushed them to the hospital and fled from the spot. Kamran died on arrival at the hospital. At the same time, Rizwan's condition remains critical. The police have arrested the five accused, including Nasrullah, and registered a case of murder against them.
Dozens of deep wounds were found on the bodies of Kamran and Rizwan during the interrogation. Investigating officer Yusuf has informed that Nasrullah's family used to torture both the children over petty things. The accused told during interrogation that the two children were tied to a rope for eating the fruit without asking. At the same time, Punjab (Pakistan) CM Hamza Shehbaz has taken cognizance of the incident and sought a report from the concerned authorities. He has instructed the concerned authorities to provide better medical facilities to Rizwan. Human rights activists in Pakistan have also strongly condemned the incident. Human rights activist Sheriar Rizwan has said that the killers of innocent children should be given the strictest possible punishment. The Government should make such an arrangement that the criminals cannot be exempted under any circumstances.