KASUR: A Christian woman along with her husband burnt alive in a brick kiln over alleged blasphemy on November 4.
According to details, a Pakistani Christian woman Shama Bibi and her husband Shahzad Masih were burnt alive in a brick kiln around 7:00 am by an agitated mob of Muslims. As per details, Shahzad Masih 36 years old Christian was a labourer at a local brick kiln in Chack number 59, near Kot RadaKishan, in Kasur district of Punjab province. His wife who was pregnant along with their four children also worked at the kiln along with Shehzad Masih.
As witnesses state, it was early morning of November 4, 2014, when the mosque loudspeakers of five surrounding villages made announcements to gather together the local Muslims to teach lesson to the blasphemer Christian couple who were alleged of burning pages of Quran by one of the brick kiln’ Muslim labourer. The infuriated mob tortured Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi and hurled them into the raging flames of brick kiln factory until they burnt alive.
The witnesses account that while the Christian couple was scorched and screaming while saying they were innocent, the mob was chanting “Allah hu Akbar” “death to blasphemer” “kill infidel Christians.” As a result of this incident the local and neighbouring Christian population became terrified and fled from their homes anticipating an attack by the mob.
On the other hand, the brick kiln owner Yousaf Gujjar and his manager are accused of initiating the rage of the Muslims of nearby villages to punish Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama Bibi after their Muslim labourer complained of burning of pages of Quran by the Christians couple. However, the police have not filed an FIR still but have arrested at least 40 suspects.