LAHORE  - After battling for life for five days, a thirteen-year-old boy who was set on fire by unidentified motorcyclists at a busy bazaar in Gulshan-e-Ravi, succumbed to wounds at hospital on Wednesday.

Resident of Shera Kot, Nauman Masih was admitted to the Mayo Hospital’s burn unit with multiple burns on Friday.

The Christian boy had been working at a tailor’s shop in Gulshan-e-Ravi. On the day of incident, shopkeepers said, the boy was returning to his shop after getting some pieces of cloths from the market when two motorcyclists stopped him. They doused him with kerosene oil and fled after setting him on fire. Rescuers and police reached the spot and shifted the victim to hospital.

A close relative of the deceased told the police investigators that Nauman was attacked over property dispute. The police have detained two people in connection with the brutal attack and are investigating. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had also taken notice of the incident and ordered the Lahore police to bring the attackers to justice.


A 28-year-old man who was admitted to the Jinnah Hospital the other day died there on Wednesday.

The deceased, identified as Tanveer, was lying unconscious alongside a road in Chuhng area a couple of days ago. The body was moved to the morgue for autopsy. The police are investigating.

Six hurt in cylinder blast

At least six persons were wounded seriously when a gas cylinder exploded at a shop located near petrol station in Nawab Town on Wednesday. Rescuers said that the injured were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital. The condition of one of the wounded was said to be serious. Official sources said that the district administration had ordered an inquiry to probe into the incident.