Police have recorded the statement of a boy set on fire by unidentified attackers on Friday in Gulshan-i-Ravi. Nauman Masih, 13, said he was assaulted by two men, who were covering their faces. “As soon as he came out of the shop where he used to work, the two men started beating him up. They poured kerosene oil on him and set him on fire,” the investigating officer said. Nauman is being treated for burn wounds at Mayo Hospital. “We have recorded the statement of Nauman’s grandfather. He has accused Nauman’s uncle, Nadeem, and his wife, for ordering the attack. He said the couple wants to kill Nauman to get his three-marla house. Nauman’s father had passed away three months ago.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2015.