Christian Parents Tortured Before Being Burned Alive

The ransacked room of the Christian couple's house. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK / EXPRESS TRIBUNE

The ransacked room of the Christian couple's house. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK / EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Narrating the horrific events that led to the death of his parents, the six-year-old son of the Christian couple in Pakistan lynched and burnt to death over alleged blasphemy said his parents were tortured, dragged in the neighborhood tied to a tractor and then thrown in a kiln.

Sajjad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi – brick kiln workers from Chak-59 of Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur – were brutally killed on November 4 for allegedly desecrating the Quran.

Speaking to Express News after a prayer ceremony held for his parents, the son said the mob attacked their house and beat up his parent before tying them to a tractor and dragging them around in the area. According to his account, the couple was then thrown in the furnace.

Father of Shama, who had been taking care of the children since the incident, said he fears for his and his grandchildren’s lives and is changing locations for safety reasons.

Calling for public execution of his daughter’s murderers, the father said strict action should be taken against the culprits.

Since the incident took place, police have arrested many suspects, however, the main accused is still at large.

Setting the record straight, Shama’s father also said the picture shown in the media as Shama’s was in fact her niece’s. He said he will soon reveal the picture of his daughter once he gains access to her belongings which are currently in police custody.

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