LAHORE: On Friday 10th April unknown attackers tried to burn a Christian teenager alive in Lahore tragically yesterday died in hospital.
The boy, 14 year old Nouman Masih, was shutting up shop in the Tailor’s shop he was working at, at about the time Muslims were going to Friday prayers when two young men came up to him and asked him his religion. When he said ‘Christian’ they started to beat him, and when he ran away, they chased him, threw petrol on him and set him alight. He came across a pile of sand and dirt and dived into it. Two local passersby Christians came to the rescue and put out the flames, and called an ambulance for the unconscious Nouman. Medics said he suffered severe burns, about 55%, but that he should make a good recovery.
An FIR No.308/15 under section 324/34 PPC has been registered and the police have taken Nouman’s statement at the hospital.Chief Minister Mr. Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incidence.