A Pakistani Christian man has been tortured with hot iron rods for befriending a Muslim woman.

Ansar Masih, 21, was reportedly attacked on April 1 in Sheikhupura by the woman’s father and two brothers, whom he has filed a police report against.

Their family has since pressured him to withdraw the complaint.

The police report claims the woman’s father warned Ansar’s father to keep his son away from the daughter, threatening him with dire consequences.

He is said to have befriended the woman two years ago.

Ansar was allegedly kidnapped and beaten after he went to the woman’s neighborhood on an errand for his mother.

After he was allegedly beaten and tortured, he was returned to his house where his family was told he had been in a traffic accident.