A schoolboy argument over a tractor has led to a Christian village in Pakistan being looted and burned.
Lahore, July 2 : Over six hundred Muslims attacked Christians in Bahmniwala village in Kasur District of Pakistan after local mosques urged them to unite and “teach a lesson” to the Christians.
Angry Muslim mob, after accusing of blasphemy, destroyed Christians’ houses, looted valuables and tortured Christian men and women ruthlessly.
At least 110 Christian families, almost 700 people, were forced on Tuesday night to flee the village. The families sought safety in the fields surrounding their village.
However, locals said the problem started when a Christian boy, Arif Mashi, was travelling on a tractor and asked a Muslim boy, Muhammad Riaz, to allow him to pass. When Riaz refused, the two quarrelled.
Following this incident, on Tuesday night, a mob attacked houses of the area’s Christian community with petrol-bombs, destroying their electricity meters and thrashing any Christians they found., the Daily Times reported.