A young Christian woman who refused to marry a Muslim man in the Pakistani city of Karachi fell victim to a gruesome murder.
Sunita Masih was on her way to work on February 1 when her neighbor, Kamran Allah Bux, splashed acid in her face, leaving it severely disfigured.
The Christian Post reports that 19-year-old Masih was burned over 20% of her body by acid, which caused severe suffering.
“My eyes, face, arms and legs started burning as soon as Kamran threw the acid on me,” the young woman told police.
“The pain was so excruciating that I collapsed on the road.”
John Masih, Sunita’s uncle, disclosed that Bux had previously pressured Sanita Masih into a relationship in which she would abandon her Christian faith and convert to Islam.
“He would try to force her to renounce her Christian faith, assuring her that he would marry her once she became a Muslim, but she refused to surrender to his illegitimate demands,” the uncle explained, according to the Post.
“Sunita had informed her siblings about Kamran’s harassment, and they had repeatedly complained to his parents, urging them to stop him, but that did not work.”
Despite receiving a complaint of Bux’s attempts to aggressively pursue Sunita Masih, the local police did not take anything.
Bux was arrested by Assistant Subinspector Sagheer Ahmed of the local police for the offense of causing bodily harm using a corrosive chemical.
“We obtained his two-day physical remand from a court during which he confessed to the heinous crime,” Ahmed said.
“In his statement, Kamran claimed that he had fallen in love with Sunita and had attacked her with acid in retaliation after she rejected his marriage proposal.”
Pakistan has a long and regrettable history of violence against women, particularly those who belong to Christian or other religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country.
“Minority girls face harassment and intimidation from Muslim men every day, but their pleas for help go unheeded,” Mary James Gill of the Center for Law and Justice said.
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