Young lad beaten to death with a cricket bat

He remained on ventilation for three days after which he could not revive himself and eventually succumbed to the fatal injuries

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A Cricket Bat. (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

In a heart-wrenching incident, a young lad succumbed to death after being viciously beaten by a cricket bat in Model Town’s Doongi Ground area in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday (January 13). The news was confirmed by the local police. Following the incident Dilawar Abbas, the victim was admitted to the General Hospital where he was battling life. He remained on ventilation for three days after which the doctors could not revive him and eventually succumbed to the fatal injuries.

The police confirmed that the post-mortem report indicated that Dilawar had severe injuries after being hit by the cricket bat, which was the prime reason for his death. Abbas belonged to Khaplu area of Gilgit-Baltistan and was an intermediate student who was enrolled as FSC student in the Government College of Model Town.


He was the only son of his parents. His father, who is working in Kuwait, returned on Tuesday morning to attend the last rites. After his funeral prayer, the body was taken back to his hometown in a village near Skardu.

Details of what actually happened

According to the information gathered from the First Information Report (FIR) at the Liaqatabad Police Station, Dilawar went to the Doongi Ground to play football with his friends where they quarrelled with few other young men claiming to be associated with a local cricket club.

Soon after the confrontation, as many as 23 young men started beating Dilawar and his friends with cricket bats. The assailants continued to attack the victim even after he fell down following the initial blows from the bat, according to the FIR.

Albeit late, as many as 40 people from the adjoining ground came to rescue Dilawar, who was later shifted to the General Hospital in a critical condition. Three principal accused along with unidentified 20 others were charged under section 324 (attempt to murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code.