( 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.
- Over 39,000 Pakistanis have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the last four months
Not only Saudi Arabia refuses to take any Muslim refugees as they are being dumped around Europe and U.S., the Saudi kingdom is not shy either in deporting any Pakistani Muslims with ties to ISIS or with criminal records.
From the Middle East Monitor:
Saudi Arabia has deported almost 40,000 Pakistanis over the past four months, claiming that they could be involved in the commission of terrorist acts, Moheet.com reported on Friday.
Over 39,000 Pakistanis have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the last four months, the Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.
The deportations were attributed to visa violations, crime and security concerns linking the deportees to terrorist organisations, but come amid a background of migrant worker unrest that has plagued the kingdom over the past year.
Citing “informed security sources”, the Saudi Gazette said that a number of the Pakistanis deported were linked to the Daesh group or terrorist activities [ISIS]. Others were deported over crimes including drug trafficking, theft, forgery and physical assault