x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Police investigate 14-year-old's death in Bahrain demonstration

Teenage boy dies in anti-government protest after allegedly being hit by tear gas canister.

MANAMA // Police in Bahrain were investigating the death of a 14-year-old Bahraini boy who was killed during an anti-government demonstration in Sitra, the Bahrain News Agency reported yesterday.

Ali Jawad Ahmad was participating in the rally when he was hit directly with a tear-gas canister, the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights said. There were conflicting reports on when the rally was held - either late on Tuesday or early yesterday.

The BNA cited an unnamed official as saying police had received a report about the boy's death.

The people who brought the boy to the hospital did not provide information on the circumstances of his death or how they found him. The police official said there were no confrontations at the time of the boy's death.