The 14-year-old Pakistani Christian boy who was beaten and set on fire by two Muslim men last Friday after answering truthfully that he was a Christian, died Wednesday, due to third degree burns over more than half his body inflicted during the attack.
Christian Post According to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, the young boy, Nouman Masih, was walking on his way to a cloth stitching job when he was approached by two Muslim men.
After answering when asked by the men whether he was a Muslim or Christian, the men beat him, chased him down, doused him in kerosene and set him on fire when he told them that he was a Christian. Doctors ruled that Masih’s body was 55 percent burned.
Although doctors thought Masih might be able to survive his burns, Gill told The Christian Post on Wednesday that the hospital did not have the burn treatment facilities needed to treat the severity of Masih’s wounds.
“When he was on his way, two unknown men stopped him and inquired: ‘What is your religion? Are you Christian or Muslim?’ When he said ‘I am Christian,’ they beat him and he tried to save himself. Unfortunately, they chased him and then catch him and get kerosene all on him and set on fire,” Gill explained. “This is the incident and these are all the facts. He, himself, told this to senior police officer and a number of people recorded his statement and I also heard the same words from his mouth.”
Because Masih’s attackers were able to flee the scene unidentified, the actual perpetrators of the attack are unknown.