A 12-year-old lost his life on Thursday after he got severely injured when a sacrificial animal the minor had taken out for a stroll went out of control, dragging him for a kilometre in Karachi.
In the video of the ghastly incident that emerged on social media, a cow could be seen running with the boy entangled in the rope while several people chased the animal.
According to police, 12-year-old Ibrahim, a resident of the Sector 11-G area of New Karachi, met his untimely demise while taking the cow for a stroll.
As the child attempted to escape, the halter became entangled around his legs. The animal dragged the child for a kilometre, leaving him severally injured.
Eyewitnesses said that upon witnessing the incident, people from the surrounding area sprang into action, chasing after the animal in an attempt to rescue the child.
However, it was only after the animal — with the boy in tow — had covered a considerable distance that they managed to intervene and release the boy from the strap.
The injured child was promptly rushed to a nearby hospital; however, he succumbed to his severe injuries.
Ibrahim — the second among four siblings — was known for his innocent and playful nature. His father works in a cloth shop.