A Christian man who tried to save Christian girls from street-harassment severely beaten and shot by two Muslim men

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KHANEWAL: Two Muslim men allegedly beat a Christian man who barred them of harassing Christian girls.

According to LEAD, a Christian man namely Allah Dita was shot and brutally beaten by two Muslim men namely Abdul Rauf and Tahir Khan, after he prevented them from harassing Christian girls going to church.

LEAD reports that the incident took place in Village 136/16-L, Mian Chanu, District Khanewal on Saturday, July 11, 2015. It was about 6:30 pm, when the two Muslim men who are brothers arrived at Allah Dita’s house, while storming into his house he instantly attacked him beating him severely meanwhile, one of the two attackers shot at Allah Dita.

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Reportedly, one of the two attackers beat Allah Dita with a club for the reason that just a few days ago, Allah Ditta stopped them of street-harassment to Church going Christian girls.

Subsequently, one of the fellow villagers called in Rescue 1122 which rescued him from the men and rushed him to Tehsil Head Quartes Hospital, Mian Chanu. He was referred to Nishtar Hospital Multan in a critical condition and is currently under treatment.

Shortly, a complaint of the incident was registered in Saddar Mian Chanu Police station. An FIR No. 233/2015 was registered next day of the incident under Section 324 and 34 of Pakistan Penal Code against two Muslim men allegedly accused Abdul Rauf and Tahir Khan.

After the FIR was lodged, one of the two named was arrested and held on judicial remand meanwhile during the police investigation he was found guilty. Police also recovered the pistol used to shoot Allah Dita. However, the other man named in the FIR is on pre-arrest bail.

However, an uncle of the allegedly accused has filed a petition against Allah Dita maintaining that Allah Dita registred a false case against his nephews. He also claims that allegations of beating were false and that Allah Dita damaged his motorcycle.

The next date set by the court for hearing of this case is August 21, 2015, when the SHO is expected to present a report to the court.