Pakistan Christian boy, 14, ‘beaten to death by police’ in alleged revenge attack

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A Christian boy was reportedly beaten to death by police in Pakistan on Monday in an apparent revenge attack after the boy was in a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing Christianity and was related to one of the officers.

According to Morning Star News, Mushtaq Masih, the father of the 14-year-old boy, Arsalan Masih, said that his son was targeted by seven police officers who ‘stormed’ a tuition classes at the Ideal Science Academy in Jhabran Mandi village, Sheikhupura district in Punjab province where Arsalan was at around 5pm.

‘[They] all started beating Arsalan with fists, kicks and rifle butts,’ said Masih.

He added that the class’s teacher, Farhan Ali, tried to stop the assault, but the officers shoved and slapped him and continued beating the boy.

Arsalan’s head was reportedly struck with a pistol, and he started bleeding, according to

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