A 12-year-old boy has died after his dad doused him in kerosene and set him on fire for not doing his homework. The gruesome incident happened at a home in Karachi, Pakistan, according to reports.

The victim, Shaheer Khan, died on Sept. 16, two days after his dad, Nazir Khan set him ablaze for not finishing the task given to him.

Pakistani police stated the accused dad got agitated when his son told him that he wanted to go out and fly a kite instead of doing his homework.

Khan, in a fit of rage, poured kerosene over his son and then lit a match, in an attempt to terrify the boy into completing his homework, reports said.

However, the intimidation went too far, causing the oil covering the boy to catch fire.

The boy’s screams for help prompted his mother Shazia to rush to his aid. She joined her husband to extinguish the fire by throwing blankets over their son.

Despite the efforts, the boy ended up suffering severe burns and had to be rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two days after the attack.

Police said Khan admitted the attack and was arrested on Monday, Sept.19.

Local police officer Salim Khan said the accused had asked his son a series of questions relating to his studies, to which the boy reportedly gave "unsatisfactory answers", prompting the father's outrage.

The devastated mother took two days to mourn the untimely death of her son before announcing she would file a case against her killer husband.

Khan remains in custody until a court hearing on Sept. 24.

LT reported a similar incident when a 72-year-old woman died allegedly after her son poured gasoline on her and set her on fire in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday, Aug. 22.

The accused, identified as 48-year-old James Parker, allegedly doused his mother Joanna Parker with gasoline and set her ablaze on the porch of her home in Lyons Street because he was upset with her.

Following the incident, James was arrested and charged with murder. James is currently being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond. 

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