A 14-year-old Pakistani Christian boy who was beaten and set on fire by two Muslim men after answering truthfully that he was a Christian has died due to third degree burns over more than half his body inflicted during the attack.
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% burned.
Although doctors thought Masih might be able to survive his burns, Gill told The Christian Post that the hospital did not have the burn treatment facilities needed to treat the severity of Masih’s wounds.
Because Masih’s attackers were able to flee the scene unidentified, the actual perpetrators of the attack are unknown.
Source: Farsi Christian News Network
- Pray for Nouman’s grieving family and friends; ask the Lord to comfort them and enable them to forgive.
- Ask God to use Nouman’s testimony to give other Christians the courage to stand up for Christ even under terrible pressure.
- Pray for the church in Pakistan to remain faithful and hold on amidst strong opposition and frequent attacks (Revelation 2:25).