According to details a Christian man named Tariq Masih was abducted by police and then tortured to death on Monday, January 25, 2016. The man was a father of seven.
The victim’s family has called for justice and claimed the death as deliberate murder by police officials. According to the family, Masih was abducted by police and died of police’s torture. They said the officials then threw the dead body at home.
Masih’s wife, Rukhsana has filed a complaint against two identified; Toheed-ur-Rehman and Muhammad Nawaz and two unidentified officials. FIR No.36/16 under sections 302/364,148/149 PPC has been registered though no one has been arrested yet.
According to police officials, Masih was arrested at Satra, Sialkot and then died of heart attack on their way to Muridke.
This is the second case of christian dying of police torture in a month, first being of Liaqat Masih of Gujranwala who was tortured to death by police on January 14, 2016.