Christian Boy Molested, Killed in Pakistan; Justice Unlikely, Says Group

A 14-year-old Christian boy was sexually molested and murdered, and his body hung on a tree, in eastern Pakistan. Police reluctantly filed a complaint before declaring it to be a "natural" death despite witnesses pointing to unidentified Muslim men.

The body of the victim, identified as Zeeshan Masih and who was visiting his uncle's farm in Faisalabad, Punjab province, was found hanging from a branch of a tree near the farm, the British Pakistani Christian Association reported.

Masih was last seen while leaving his uncle's farm to buy a soft drink from a nearby shop on Aug. 23.

An autopsy report clearly showed signs of sexual assault and some witnesses said they saw unidentified Muslim men with the boy. But police initially told local media that the teen had died of a heart attack.

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