A six-year-old boy was tortured to death by his classmates following a dispute over the unlocking of their school’s main gate in Tandlianwala town. Shahzaib, a pupil at the government-run Primary School No 7 and a resident of Islam Pura neighbourhood, wanted to return home during recess but the students deputed as gatekeepers punched and kicked him, police said. Shahzaib was seriously wounded in the attack and died on the spot. His grandmother Meraj Bibi told reporters that the boy was stopped and thrashed by “Arsal, Sher and other students when he was trying to leave the school to go home during recess”. “When Shahzaib insisted on opening the gate, the other students rained down blows and sticks on him,” she cried. Muhammad Muazzam, a resident of the neighbourhood where the school is located, said, “When Shahzaib was being beaten, his screams were heard in the locality but the residents could not help him as the school gate was locked from inside.”Read more
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