A 16-year old boy has died after being beaten by his father with a broomstick for not attending online studies, reports say.
The boy had died in the wee hours today (30) while being treated at the ICU of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
The boy was a Grade 11 student residing in the Siyambalawatta area of Mahamodara, Galle.
The incident had taken place around 3.00pm yesterday and the father had hit the boy on his head. The boy had later complained to his mother that he was feeling a numbness in his head and was subsequently admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.