Teenager set ablaze for allegedly stealing mobile phone


LAHORE: A 19-year-old identified as Muhammad Arshad was set ablaze for allegedly stealing a cellphone in Nawab Town area on Friday night.

According to police reports, two brothers, Jahangir and Mannan alleged that Arshad stole their mobile phone, following which the three engaged in a scuffle. The brothers threw kerosene on the victim him and set him ablaze.

Following the incident, Arshad was immediately rushed to Jinnah Hospital. According to medical reports, the victim has sustained burn wounds on his arms and face.

The Nawab Town police have taken Jahangir into custody, while Mannan is still on the run.