Lahore church attacks: My brother was not a militant, says brother of lynched victim

Victim's brother says he was a glasscutter and in Youhanabad for work when incident took place


Rana Yasif/web Desk March 16, 2015
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LAHORE: One of the men lynched by an angry mob following the twin church attacks in Lahore's Youhanabad area has been identified as a glasscutter Naeem.

“My brother was innocent and not a militant,” Naeem's brother Saleem said, while speaking to the Express News.

"My brother was missing and when we went to the hospital we discovered he was one of those lynched.”

Read: 14 dead, 75 injured in attack on Lahore’s Christian community

Claiming his brother was innocent and not a militant, Saleem said, “We own a shop called Azeem glass and aluminum center and my brother was in the area to do some work when the incident took place.”

Saleem has registered an application at Nishtar Colony police station to register a case against protesters for killing his brother under section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act.

He further claimed that the second man who was killed by the mob was also his relative.

Meanwhile, police has said that it is premature to say any thing till they get the report of DNA test.

Following the twin Taliban suicide bombings of churches that killed 14 people, protesters lynched two ‘suspects’ in anger. The other 'suspect' has is still to be identified.

Anger and rage in the Lahore's Christian community showed no signs of abating as protests entered a second day on Monday.

Read: One killed, 12 injured as Christians protest countrywide over deadly church attacks

COMMENTS (41)

[email protected] | 6 years ago | Reply This is sad and unfortunate. Strange thing is that even in Nagaland, India, the Christian Naga mob lynched the Muslim accused in the rape incident. This is very unlike Christians of the sub-continent.
Indian Observer | 6 years ago | Reply i am a neutral but I ask , if the mob who killed a couple in a furnace, are they not terrorists too, going by the logic that many commentors have made. The church goers were innocent too and they are not accused of any prior incidents.
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