His sister helped him.
The Gulf Times reports:
MULTAN: A young boy who tried to copy hanging scenes from the execution video of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain died in central Pakistan, police said yesterday.
Mubashar Ali, 9, hanged himself, while re-enacting Hussain’s hanging with the help of elder sister, 10, after tying a rope to a ceiling fan and his neck in his home in Rahim Yar Khan district on Sunday, a local police official said.
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The father of the deceased boy said that his children had been watching the video of Saddam Hussain’s execution on television and attempted to imitate the hanging as other family members thought they were playing in another room.
“My wife and sister rushed to rescue Mubashar when children cried for help from the adjoining room, but he died due to hanging,” Alamgir Paracha, father of Mubashar, said.