by Katey Hearth
Mission Network News
Nauman Masih, 14, was set on fire in an apparent sectarian attack in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab, last Friday. He was rushed to hospital with more than 50% of his body covered with burns.
“I work at a tailor shop. I was returning from the shop when two men on motorbikes stopped me and asked about my religion. When I told them I am a Christian, they started calling me names,” Nauman told a lawyer, in a video statement while in hospital, which was later uploaded on social media.
“When I asked them not to abuse me, one man poured kerosene on me and lit a match. I ran toward a heap of sand and lay down. A few people from the community put out the fire by putting sand on me. After that I fell unconscious,” he said.
Nauman said he did not know the identities of his attackers.
Dr Shahid Hussain, who treated the boy, confirmed Nauman’s death on Wednesday...