Heart Wrenching: Children of Christian couple burnt alive in 2014 living in poverty | VIDEO
Around 8 years back, Shama and Shahzad were untruthfully accused of disrespecting the Holy Book.
Back in 2014, a Christian couple, Shama Bibi and Shahzad Masih were burnt alive by religious extremists, who falsely accused them of burning the Quran Paak. Following that horrifying occurrence, a recent interview has come out where their family talks about what they have been through since then.
In the interview, Shama’s father talked about how they have been taking care of the four young kids left behind by the couple.
What happened during the incident
Around 8 years back, Shama and Shahzad were untruthfully accused of disrespecting the Holy Book. The accusation came after the two had an argument with their neighbors, who then went around telling people that the two had disrespected the Holy Quran.
After that, a group of thousands of people burned the two alive, and no one dared to intervene and save the duo. When they were unable to set Shama (who was expecting) on fire the first two times, they rolled her in a blanket and set it alight.
After the murder, the owners of the ‘bhattah,’ where it took place, gave Shahzad’s brothers Rs1 crore in an attempt to ‘seal the matter.’ However, instead of giving the money to the children for their well-being, the deceased’s brothers took their share of the money, leaving the kids penniless.
While talking about how they are managing financially, the children’s grandfather remarked that they are encountering difficulties. The family was also given Rs55 lac, by Mian Shehbaz Sharif, but it was also seized by others.
A resident of the area, Zahid Anwar, said that he was told that the family wants to live with their relatives in Asif Town, and the house, where they are residing, has to be sold. It is important to mention that this house was given to them by Father Jain Chanan in order to facilitate them. But when Anwar entered the house, he was shocked to see that there was no furniture, aside from a chair and a table. He added that he was well aware that the family has received financial funding from NGOs, but the money had not reached them.
Anwar added that their meals involve almost only chutney and roti. He felt devastated that despite receiving so much aid, they have nothing to eat and no resources.
Watch the interview here:
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