The beating continued after the attackers – which included the girl’s father, uncle and brother – seized the boy’s mobile phone and searched it for evidence he had been dating the girl and found pictures of them together.
Both the boy and the girl were still at school and met at school and they were both young.
‘The fact that the girl was in a relationship may have been a motive or added motive.
There, he was repeatedly kicked about the head, battered with weapons and told: ‘Don’t mess with our blood – find someone your own kind’, it was heard.
As the victim fought for his life onlookers – thought to include women – were heard shouting: ‘kill him, kick him in the head, finish him off’.
The victim was eventually released when members of the lynch mob drove him away from the scene and dumped near a local barber's shop.