This email ended with this: No religion can ever justify such a hideous crime. Pass it on...Let the world know what is happening in the name of religion. Pass this to all for public awareness.
According to a reliable source, the pictures are authentic. But the eight-year old Iranian boy whose arm was run over by the lorry was not punished for a crime. He was merely performing "Maareke giry", or a street magic act for money. Note the gentleman (picture 1) speaking into the microphone, apparently advertising the performance. Pictures 6 and 7 which showed the boy shaken but unharmed were omitted from the series. The email first surfaced in November 2005.