A ten year-old died on Wednesday from a beating by his father annoyed by his asking his stepmother for food.
Bharwaan Mai, Dilawar’s stepmother, told The Express Tribune that her husband, Nasir, wanted to be served dinner first. She said Dilawar began crying at this.
Nasir then began to beat him with a wooden rod until the boy fainted.
She said that Nasir then tried to revive the child and failing in the effort took the body to his father’s house in Sameej Abad colony before he fled. The deceased’s brother, Rawal, told his grandfather, Muhammad Ramazan what had happened. Ramazan then informed the police.
An FIR has been registered at the New Multan police station. Police said Nasir had a criminal record.
Post-mortem report revealed 40 fractured bones and more than 160 bruises.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 15th, 2013.