Pakistani teen who died a Christian martyr is mourned by thousands

by Vanessa Garcia Rodriguez | 17 April, 2015
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Nauman Masih, died in the hospital Wednesday morning after being set on fire by two masked motorcyclists for his Christian faith.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Examiner) -- As many as 2,000 people including several prominent Christian leaders from the region attended the April 15 funeral of a teenage boy who died a martyr earlier the same day, less than a week after he was reportedly set on fire because of his Christian faith.

Nauman Masih initially was expected to make a full recovery from burns that covered over 50 percent of his body, but the youth took a turn for the worst following plastic surgery to heal his wounds, Christian Today reported. Before his death, Nauman told authorities he was attacked by two young men who approached him April 10, asking about his religion, according to the British Pakistani Christian Association, an advocacy group for Pakistani Christians. Reports from several news sources vary Masih's age between 13 and 15 years-old.


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Hemendra Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, Agra| Updated: Apr 16, 2015 12:12 IST
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