These are the heartbreaking last moments of a 13-year-old boy who was lynched and beaten to death by a gang after being falsely accused of stealing a bicycle.
Samiul Alam Rajon was captured on video begging for his life after being tied to a pole and subjected to the sickening attack in Bangladesh.
The footage, which went viral after being posted on social media, has also sparked a furious backlash across the country, with demonstrations demanding the attackers face the death penalty.
In the video, the terrified youngster can be heard screaming in pain and repeating: ‘Please don’t beat me like this, I will die.’
His attackers are then heard trying to force him to confess his involvement in the alleged theft.
At one stage he is told to walk away, but as he tries to get to his feet, one of the gang shouts: ‘His bones are okay. Beat him some more.’
An autopsy found 64 separate injuries had been inflicted on the teenager
Samiul was accused by his attackers of stealing a bicycle, although his family says he was innocent.
Police said their investigation had found ‘no evidence of theft’.
‘The accusation was baseless. He did not steal anything,’ Hossain said.
Bangladesh police said today they had arrested the prime suspect in the brutal murder in the sickening attack in the northeastern city of Sylhet.
Culled from Mailonline