Christian man murdered by mob despite police presence
A 25-year-old Christian man was killed by a mob in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday 14th February 2021 after police were too slow to react to reports of violence.
At least 150 people, some of them brandishing weapons, set upon Pervez Masih, a married game shop owner, in the Factory Area of the city.
The police were called to the scene but failed to put a stop to the violence. Masih died later in hospital from head wounds after being hit with bricks by the mob.
His death came a day after a scuffle broke out between local Muslims and Christians on Sunday night, leaving one man injured.
The Christian community fears the attack on Masih was carried out in revenge after they reported the scuffle to the police.
Masih’s family registered a First Information Report after his death and police arrested one suspect.