Another Christian Teen Age Girl Implicated in False Charge of Theft.
29 Mar 2008
Lahore: March 29, 2008. According to the facts findings of Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), Farzana Rasheed Masih aged 16 year belong to a destitute family. She used to work as a servant in the house of a Muslim named Muhammad Abid and getting 500Rs. Per month, resident of officers colony cantt sader Lahore. Farzana worked in Abid's house more then three months.
Muhammad Abid got married two months ago. He decided to go Garanwala (a small city) to meet with his relatives along with his wife, four days ago. Abid said to Farzana we will call you when we get back home, so farzana went to her home.
During that time some of the neighbors of Muhammad Abid informed Mohammad Abid that the doors of his house are open widely. Upon that, Abid immediately came back and filed a case in the police station Shumali Chaoni, brought a charge of theft against unknown men, FIR # 345/08, offence 457/380, dated 26-03-08. Muhammad Abid claimed in FIR for the burglary of precious Jewelry, 250,000/ Pak rupees and other valuable good of the house.
Moreover, SLMP find out that on 27th March 2008 Muhammad Abid called Farzana to come back at work as they got back home. Farzana stepped out of her home around 10:00am. She was just on the way when police arrested her and took to the police station where they cruelly tortured Farzana. At the same day around 11:00 pm police raided at the house of Farzana and arrested her old father and three brothers and tormented them as well. Upon that, the local people protested against the police's negative attitude around 2:00 am, police released Farzana's father and brothers because of the frights of the local people.
One of the Farazana's relative said to SLMP team members that Muhammad Abid along with police threatened Farzana family for the severe consequences.
Today on 28 March 28, 2008 people were protesting again and rushing towards the office of Superintendent Police. This protest was comprised on 300 women and 200 men. Some of them has been holding cross in their hands. The S.H.O police station Shumali Chaoni Muhammad Anjum Tanvir trying to hampering the people. Police blocked the road with their trucks so that people couldn't reach to the office of S.P. The Chief Coordinator of SLMP and other team members were also the part of this very protest.
Police arrested eight persons including two members of SLMP namely Khalil Benjimen and Samuel Ahsan in this protest. Police beat protesters with the sticks. Some of Christian women protesters injured by the police tortures.