Fourteen-year-old beats up man in wheelchair

The police said on Friday they had detained a 14-year-old youth who brutally beat up and robbed a 30-year-old man in a wheelchair. The boy allegedly attacked the man after he refused to hand over all his valuables and cash. He overturned the wheelchair and when the man fell to the ground kicked him several times before taking his wallet and mobile phone. The boy was found to have previously robbed an 83-year-old woman. Since he is underage he will be sent to a correctional centre for juveniles. Growing incidents of violence committed by juveniles has led the justice minister to propose harsher punishment for underage criminals.