14-year-old Pakistani boy tortured to death for stealing goat

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A 14-year-old Pakistani boy was allegedly tortured to death for stealing a goat in Punjab province, a media report said on Sunday.

The incident triggered a protest by the boy's family, who alleged that police refused to register a murder case against the suspects, including the owner of the goat, the Dawn reported.

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The deceased's family members held protest by placing his body on the road when police did not register a murder case even after the autopsy report, the report said.

The boy was found dead under mysterious circumstances yesterday. His family alleged that he was tortured to death for stealing a goat in Uch Sharif town, it said.

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The strong protest forced the police to register a murder case against three accused.

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