Two local young Muslims going for Friday prayers to their mosque in Pakistan’s Lahore city reportedly beat up and set ablaze a 14-year-old Christian boy after stopping him and asking for his religious affiliation, according to a Christian group, The Voice Society, in Pakistan.
The boy who has been reported to have burns covering over 55 percent of his body was coming from a tailor’s shop when he was attacked. The two yet-to-be identified Muslim boys, stopped him and asked what his religion was.
“I told them that I am Christian. They started beating me, when I tried running, both boys started following me through the street and then they threw Kerosene on me and burnt me,” Nuaman was quoted as saying. “I kept on running when a heap of sand came my way, I lied down on the sand … [A] few people from the community … [extinguished] fire by putting sand on me. I became unconscious, and they called 1122 Emergency medical helpline and called [for] an ambulance.”
Nuaman’s father died when he was 4 years old, and his mother remarried. He currently lives with his paternal uncle. The victim also said he does not know who the attackers are, but can identify them by their faces.