LAHORE -  Police investigators are unable to arrest the killers who brutally tortured a teenage boy to death in Lahore five days ago as schoolchildren, through social media, are demanding from the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to bring the culprits to justice.

16-year-old Syed Mohammed Murtaza was brutally tortured by several men during a street fight in Askari-10 on February 8. After battling for life for four days at the Lahore Combined Military Hospital, the student of Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Murtaza, expired on the hospital bed on Wednesday.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital with severe head injuries on February 8. Sadar police registered a murder case against six men including two students of FC College but no arrest has been made yet.

The alleged killers nominated in the FIR are Hamayun Sajad, Raza Sajad, Ameer Abdullah, Ali Shah Jahan, Zulfikar Ali, and Irfan Iqbal.

According to Mujtaba, his brother went to A-block market for shopping where he saw his friends Saif, Shezada, Sarmad and Salaar fighting with Humayun, Raza, Ameer Abdullah, Ali Shah Jahan, Irfan, Zulfikar and some other unknown people. Murtaza intervened and tried to stop the fight but the culprits started beating him mercilessly with rods and a wiper. One of them hit the wiper on Murtaza’s head which fractured his skull. He then fell on the ground and lost consciousness while the culprits continued beating him.

After witnessing Murtaza lying in a pool of blood, the attackers fled the crime scene.

“His skull was fractured and the brain was damaged, and was on ventilator from the very first hour. He fought for his life for four days,” the victim’s brother said with tears in his eyes.

Murtaza, youngest of four siblings, was a student of O-Levels at the LGS Paragon situated in Paragon City.

A facebook page “In memory of Syed Murtaza Shah” goes viral on the social media as the Lahore police have failed to catch the culprits. Fatima Ali writes on the page, “They are the killer's of Murtaza, we demand to arrest them & hang till death”. Another friend of the deceased commented: “We really need to stand up and raise our voices for the inhumanity and brutality! Aj nahi to kabhi nahi! #JusticeforMurtaza”.

Fouzia Shafiq commented, “In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains. Nelson M”.

When contacted, a police investigator said that they were conducting raids to nab the killers. While the murderers are said to be influential persons, the students’ campaign for justice has been picking up momentum on the social networking sites.