Christian Stone Mason Beaten for Drinking Water from Public Facility
By Sheraz Khurram Khan
ANS (08/06/06) A Christian stone mason received critical injuries, including dislocation of his shoulder after he was seen drinking water from a public facility, by a Muslim man on June 6 (Tuesday) just outside the eastern city of Lahore, the Pakistan Christian Post (PCP) has reported.
Nasir Ashraf, the Christian mason was working at the construction site of a school. The trouble for him began while he was returning to the site. Confronting him with anger the Muslim man asked him as to why he drank water from the public facility by using a glass that was placed at the water tank.
Why did you drink water from this glass since you are a Christian? the PCP quoted the Muslim man as asking Nasir.
The man accused the mason of polluting the glass and proceeded to destroy it. The Muslim man then summoned a crowd by shouting, This Christian polluted our glass, and encouraged them to beat him up, the PCP report said.
The crowd began beating Nasir, eventually pushing him off a ledge. The fall dislocated his shoulder, broke his collarbone in two places and knocked him unconscious, it said.