A young Christian boy was brutally beaten to death by a fellow student

A Christian young boy Sharoon Masih s/o Ilyas Masih was brutally beaten to death by a Muslim fellow student Ahmed Raza at MC Model Boys Government High School Burewala, District Vehari. Sharoon was the student of 9th grade and on August 30, 2017 at about 11: 30 a.m. he was going to MC school to submit his admission form where a Muslim student namely Ahmed Raza blocked his way to the office. After some heated arguments between the two Sharoon asked him to move out of his way but Ahmed did not pay any heed. Sharoon crossed over his leg and while crossing his foot touched Ahmed’s legs. Ahmed flared up with anger and punched him in his head. Sharoon fell down but Ahmed kept beating him while he was unconscious. The students and teachers stood there watching the whole incident but nobody came over to help him. When Sharoon did not react in return and he was still unconscious then he was taken to the hospital by someone 

where the doctors confirmed his death half an hour before the reaching at hospital.

After his death the local Christian leaders were informed about this incident and they immediately reported it to the local police. The concerned Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) along with police officials reached at the spot and took the dead body in police custody for postmortem. Later on a case FIR no.471/2017 was registered under the murder offence 302/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against Ahmed Raza and one unknown person in Model Town police station District Vehari. At present Ahmed is in the police custody for investigation whereas the unknown co-accused person was not arrested yet.

The local Christian community headed by the local counselor Mr. Shamoun Masih, Pastor Haleem local pastor and Rehmat Masih Gill CLAAS representative from Sahiwal protested against his brutal killing of the innocent young Christian student. Still case is under police investigation and CLAAS will provide legal assistance in this case.

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