A 9 year-old boy named Mubashar Ali who tried to imitate hanging scenes from the execution video of former Iraqi leader and president Saddam Hussein died in central Pakistan.
The father of the deceased boy was stated to have said that his children had been watching the video of Saddam Hussein’s execution on television and attempted to imitate the hanging as other family members thought they were playing in another room.
“My wife and sister rushed to rescue Mubashar when children cried for help from the adjoining room, but he died due to hanging,” said Alamgir Paracha, father of Mubashar.
Police said that the death was accidental and a case of parental negligence.
“It was an accident which happened due to carelessness of parents,” said district police chief Sultan Ahmad.