A 15-year-old Afghan boy was allegedly killed by a flat-owner in Karachi's Karimabad area on Sunday after he demanded Rs 25 for cleaning the flat's staircase.
Ayaz Malik, the resident of old Karimabad, opened fire on the boy, Noor Agha, after the latter asked to be paid for the service, the Dawn quoted Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Karachi Central as saying.
Azizabad SHO Jamal Leghari said that the victim was an Afghan scavenger who, along with his brother and others - all residents of Machar Colony of Sohrab Goth - tended to collect garbage from the localities in Karimabad in return of a few rupees per family.
The suspect managed to escape. Meanwhile, the police have registered a case.
The incident comes days after a woman in Pakistan's Punjab chopped off a 13-year-old boy's right hand with a fodder cutting machine for demanding his salary of Rs 3000.
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