South Asia

Six-year-old Christian girl killed in shooting in Pakistan

Waris Masih and his family. Photo: CLAAS

A Christian family in Pakistan were shot at and harrassed, and a six-year-old child killed by a gang of money lenders.

On 28 November the Christian family were attacked when they were unable to pay back monthly interest on a loan they had taken from a Muslim group of money lenders. The lenders, with an armed mob, attacked the family home and a six-year-old girl was killed.

Shots were fired after Waris Masih requested more time to make a payerment. Waris’s six-year-old daughter Sicilia, who was shot in the incident, died in hospital. a case was registered against the money lender but there were no arrests.