Christian couple lynching: Six-year-old narrates details of his parents' murder

Says parents were tortured, dragged in the neighbourhood tied to a tractor and then thrown in a kiln


Web Desk November 09, 2014

LAHORE: Narrating the horrific events that led to the death of his parents, the six-year-old son of the Christian couple lynched and burnt to death over alleged blasphemy said his parents were tortured, dragged in the neighbourhood 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 Holy 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.

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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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COMMENTS (42)

Jat | 8 years ago | Reply

@pakistani: wonder what this kid will grow up to

Now he will grow up to be a Pakistani and that is the greatest danger, unfortunately.

Mirza | 8 years ago | Reply

My comments have all been ignored. I am getting disappointed with ET or some of its members who are not including my comments. The photo of wrong person would help the criminals in their release. They would prove that the alleged murdered woman is still alive and the case is false. It is a shame that the real culprits are not punished otherwise these incidents would not take place. Qadri is sitting pretty in jail and treated as VIP despite on death row.

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