Father and son arrested over Pakistani's murder

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The father was arrested on Tuesday for complicity to murder and threatening witnesses. Police car photo: Shutterstock
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The father of a 17-year-old who was arrested for allegedly beating a homeless Pakistani man to death in the Torpignattura district of Rome has also been arrested for complicity to murder and threatening witnesses.

The man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with complicity to murder 28-year-old Khan Muhamad Shanzad, a homeless man from Pakistan who had an Italian residence permit,on September 18th, Ansa reported.

According to police, the father was so annoyed by the behaviour of the homeless man that he insulted him from his window, before throwing a bottle and urging his son to beat the man to death.

He is also accused of threatening witnesses of the crime.

The man’s 17-year-old son has already been arrested for the crime and is currently being held in prison, where he faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Speaking to police after the incident, the son claimed he had got into a fight with the man after he spat at him in the street.

“I was walking home when I saw the Pakistani man who was drunk and annoying passersby,” the boy was quoted as saying. “When I walked passed him he spat at me, so I reacted.”

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Paramedics were called to the scene but were unable to revive the victim.

The victim, identified as 28-year-old Khan Muhamad Shanzad from Pakistan, was reportedly homeless but had an Italian residence permit.

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