A teenage boy was beaten to death by his two younger brothers in a suburb of Hala, Matiari district. The body of 17-year-old Najeebullah Arbab was found at his home in Mirza Parha on Wednesday evening, three days after his death.
The brothers, 12-year-old Sanaullah Arbab and nine-year-old Samiullah Arbab, initially fled from their home but later surrendered to the police. "He was an addict who used to beat us and our mother," SHO Bashir Khunharo quoted Sanaullah as saying.
They killed Najeebullah by smacking his head with wooden sticks and then hid his corpse under a bed in their home. After a few days, neighbours began to smell an unbearable stench from the house, which the boys had locked before fleeing with their mother.
According to the SHO, both boys have confessed to the murder and have been booked in an FIR under Section 302. On Thursday, the brothers were produced before the judicial magistrate who sent them on a two-week judicial remand to Juvenile Prison in Hyderabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2015.
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