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.
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 while trying to re-enact Saddam Hussein's hanging with the help of his older sister, 10. The two tied a rope to a ceiling fan and placed the rope on his neck in their home located in Rahim Yar Khan district Sunday according to News24.
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.