In a rather shocking scenario, a 14-year-old boy who was rolled-up in a mattress and doused in petrol then burnt by elder brothers has died. According to the police, the boy died while undergoing treatment at Mandera County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
“His father Abullah Hassan, who couldn’t come to terms with the loss of his beloved son, shed tears of pain and anguish as he reported his death to our officers,” said the police.
The victim, a standard seven pupil in a local primary school in Mandera was burnt by his elder brothers who feared he might testify against one of them, accused of stealing a mobile phone.
He was lured to their home by his elder brothers Ibrahim Ahmed Shaur, 20 and Yusuf Ahmed Shaur, 17. They then rolled him up in a mattress before dousing him in petrol.
The two brother who committed the beastly act are currently in police custody at Mandera Police Station. The two will be charged for murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code, said the police.