City Court here has extended physical remand of six accused in the murder of young teen Rehan on alleged theft.
According to details, the judge presiding over the case inquired those allegedly involved in carrying out the heinous crime that what and who gave them the authority to beat a child so severely that it resulted in his death, “what made you take the law into your hands.”
One of the accused replied that they had beaten the teenager ‘lightly’. The court rebutted that the claims of beating the child lightly were ridiculous as the beat down resulted in his unfortunate demise.
According to police, two alleged teenage robbers attempted to enter a bungalow near Kokan Ground in Karachi. The security guard in the area caught one — identified as 16-year-old Rehan — while the other one managed to escape. The bungalow’s owner and his neighbours tied the young boy by his hands and beat him up.
The owners of the house, as well as their neighbours, had tortured the alleged robber but called the police after noticing the boy’s deteriorated condition. He was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where he was pronounced dead.
A video circulating on social media showed Rehan unable to move, with his hands tied to a metallic grill and his pants forcefully taken off, as the owners and others questioned him.
The family said that Rehan wasn’t a thief but he went to a bungalow to collect money because he slaughtered some animals in the area.
Meanwhile, Rehan’s father told reporters that his son worked as a butcher during Eid-ul-Azha. He said Rehan told him he was going to collect money for his work but never returned home.
Daniyal, the owner, claimed that Rehan was a trained thief. He said that Rehan stole from his house and threw the valuables from their terrace to where his two friends were standing.