|A Christian woman in Pakistan was beaten and gang-raped in front of her five children by a Muslim man seeking to avenge his family’s “honor,” because the woman’s sister fell in love and fled with the man’s brother.
Christian lawyer Aneeqa M. Anthony, coordinator of the NGO “the Voice Society,” shared news about the attack with Fides News Agency, revealing that it took place last week in Lahore.
Anthony explained that the Muslim brother and a group of other men went to the home of Christian woman Samrah Badal to ask for news about the couple, but Badal refused to say anything.
As a consequence she was stripped naked and dragged out on the streets, where she was raped in front of her five children. The lawyer noted that the Muslim man
who escaped with the Christian girl came from a very influential family
in the city, which was part of the reason for his brother seeking
Anthony called on Christian politicians to do everything
they can to intervene on behalf of Christians, fearing that the attack,
like many others, might go unpunished by police. Violence against
Christians continues to be high in Pakistan, and sometimes attacks are
committed by members of their own family. Back in June a Christian man
reportedly beat his sister to death because he disapproved of the man
she was going to marry.
HT : BCF
Christians participating in honor killings
is quite rare, however, according to International Christian Concern's
Regional Manager for South Asia William Stark.
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