SIDON, Lebanon: A 12-year-old Syrian boy was found dead in his house in south Lebanon Saturday, a security source told The Daily Star.
The boy, Mohammad Othman Mohammad, was found lying on the ground with a belt hanging from a ceiling and a shopping cart near him in the border village of Marwahin in the Tyre district. The source said it wasn't clear exactly how the boy had died.
Investigators summoned the father of the boy and later detained him over a warrant for his arrest on theft charges.
Security forces are looking into the circumstances behind the incident, the source said, adding that the boy was buried in the town.
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