Zeeshan Masih, 14, was reportedly raped and hanged from a tree in a village near Faisalabad. But local police have denied any knowledge of a post-mortem examination which apparently confirmed the teenager had been strangled. Police told Zeeshan’s father, Sarfaraz, that he had died of ‘natural causes’ – namely, eating guava – and have yet to register a case. ‘We are poor and Christian, so that is why the police are brazenly denying facts – and to save the culprits,’ said Sarfaraz. His son’s death had caused his family ‘unbearable pain’. Local Christians believe the teenager’s death may be linked to a recent row Sarfaraz had with a relative who had recently converted to Islam.
- Ask God to comfort and protect Zeeshan’s grieving family and bring them justice.