TARBELA GHAZI - A father shot dead his 12-year-old son for not going to workshop where the boy worked as an apprentice.

According to details, the deceased Nasar Sardar, resident of village Khalo, adjacent to Tehsil Ghazi, on Saturday refused to go to the workshop run by motor mechanic Muhammad Irshad alias Shada, where the boy worked for the last six years.  His father, Muhammad Sardar, repeatedly insisted him to go to his workplace, but he did not agree, saying he wanted to take rest for a day.

After his refusal, his father took out a pistol and put it on his head but he still did not obey his father. The angry father then opened fire on his son, who received a bullet in his head and died on the spot.

Ghazi police registered a case under Section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code against Muhammad Sardar on the report of the elder brother of the deceased and subsequently arrested him.

The dead body was taken to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Ghazi for post-mortem. It was then handed over to the bereaved family after completion of legal formalities.

On the other hand, family sources of Nasar Sardar told that his father did not want to kill him but only tried to scare him so that to force him for going to the workshop.

The father was not aware that the pistol had a bullet inside. The pistol was bought by his elder son a few days back, the sources said.