Father burns his 12-year-old son to death for not doing his homework

BY: Dailymail
His father, Nazir (right)

A Pakistani man burned his 12-year-old son to death in his apartment in Karachi after the boy could not answer questions about his schoolwork, it has been claimed.

Shaheer Khan sustained severe burns in the horrific incident in the Pakistani city's Orangi town on September 14 and was rushed to hospital, but could not be saved and succumbed to his injuries two days later.

His father Nazir reportedly poured kerosene over his son and lit a match in an attempt to terrify the boy into completing his homework, but the flame ignited the oil and set the child ablaze.
Hearing her boy's manic screams, mother Shazia dashed into the room where both parents threw blankets and clothes on the burning child in a desperate attempt to extinguish the flames, but their efforts were not enough to save him.
Upon receiving the news of her son's intolerably painful death on September 16, Shazia took two days to grieve the loss before choosing to file a case against her husband.

Police arrested Nazir the next day and he will remain in custody until a court hearing on September 24.