Four men set fire to 12-year-old boy after 'failed rape attempt' in Pakistan

The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan recorded 423 rapes and 304 gang rapes last year.

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Four men allegedly set a 12-year-old boy alight after failing to sexually assault and rape him, according to the boy’s father.

Hafiz Sulaiman told police that his son was playing outside his house in Pakistan when the gang abducted him and took him to their house, reports the Express Tribune.

When his son started shouting they allegedly poured petrol over him, set him on fire and fled the scene.

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Neighbours, in Dera Ghazi Khan, a small city on the Indus River, took the boy to a city hospital’s trauma centre.

As quoted by the newspaper, Medical Superintendent Dr Moosa Kaleem said he sustained 25 per cent burns and is no longer in a critical condition.

Police say they have arrested and charged three suspects after the incident on Saturday, adding: “Residents told us that there is an old family feud between them.”

In a second Express Tribune report today, residents reported the dispute surrounded property in a feud lasting more than a decade.

The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan recorded 423 rapes and 304 gang rapes last year.

A shrine explosion in Pakistan, claimed by Daesh terrorists, killed at least 52 and injured more than 69 people on Saturday.

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