Hyderabad: A shocking incident reported in Hyderabad, Telangana, a man reportedly set his 10 year old son on fire as he was reportedly not doing well in his studies.
The victim, a class 6 student, suffered 60 percent burn injuries and is said to be in critical condition.
On Sunday night, the man sent his son to buy some beedis from the a nearby shop. Upon returning late, the man thrashed his son mercilessly and started saying that he was not doing good in studies and not attending tuition regularly. When the man’s wife intervened to save her son, the man even pushed away his wife while continuing to beat his son.
The accused father then picked up a can and poured oil on the boy. He lit his beedi and threw the match stick on the boy setting him on fire. In an attempt to save himself, the boy ran out of the house and fell into a ditch.
The local residents immediately swung into action and poured water on him and admitted him to the hospital. Police have arrested the accused. The cops say the accused was drunk at the time of the incident.
*Inputs from TOI and Times Now