For daring to drink from same glass as his Muslim classmates, a 17-year-old Christian student in Pakistan was reportedly beaten to death by the same classmates.
It was Sharoon Masih’s fourth day at his new school in Vehari District in Punjab when he was attacked on August 29.
A teacher who reportedly was in the classroom when the incident unfolded, is ow claiming he did not see anything because he was reading a newspaper.
In an interview, Sharoon’s mother Razia Bibi said her son was subjected to abuse from the first day. One Muslim student reportedly told him:
“You’re a Christian; don’t dare sit with us if you want to live.”
“My son was a kind-hearted, hard-working and affable boy. He has always been loved by teachers and pupils alike and shared great sorrow that he was being targeted by students at his new school because of his faith.”
She accused the local police of failing to conduct a proper investigation into the incident. The British Pakistani Christians have started an online fundraising initiative to help Sharoon’s family.