( Milo ) A Christian man in Pakistan was reportedly assaulted and tortured, allegedly by the family of a Muslim woman, for befriending her.
The man, 21-year-old Ansar Masih, reportedly received severe burns after being tortured with hot iron rods.
Dawn, citing the First Information Report (FIR) filed at the local police station, reports Masih and the woman would often speak on the phone and visit each other.
After hearing of the friendship between a Christian and their Muslim daughter, the girl’s family allegedly threatened dire consequences if Masih continued to keep in contact, Dawn reports.
Masih’s mother sent him on an errand into the neighborhood of the woman, which is when the woman’s family allegedly kidnapped him, unclothed him, beat him and burned him with hot iron rods.
Dawn adds that the family of the woman brought Masih back to his house and told his parents that he had been in a traffic accident.
Speaking to Dawn, the victim’s father claimed the accused, as well as the local police, were pressuring him and his family to retract all accusations.