Four Danish boys have been arrested and charged with attempted homicide for trying to burn a 16-year-old Afghan boy alive, South Jutland Police said.
The four boys are aged 15 and 16 and are ethnic Danes, police said.
According to police, the boys threw a burning bottle filled with petrol at the Afghan boy, who suffered serious burns and is in serious condition.
The incident occurred in the small town of Ry, south of Skanderborg, at around 7pm on Monday.
The four suspects made a preliminary court appearance in Horsens on Tuesday morning but the proceedings were held behind closed doors.
The incident is not being treated as a hate crime, but the exact motive is not clear.