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Pakistani man's family says son was killed by Muslims

Victim reportedly wanted to marry Muslim neighbor

Published: April 28, 2016 06:52 AM GMT

Updated: April 29, 2016 03:54 AM GMT

Pakistani man's family says son was killed by Muslims

A Christian man in Pakistan has allegedly been hanged by Muslims who believed he was seeing a Muslim girl who lived opposite his brother's house.

A report in the Pakistan Christian Post cites an investigation from The Voice Society that concluded Qaisar Masih, 18, was killed by the girl's family in an attack led by her father, Mohammad Billa.

Previous reports said he had been murdered for resisting drug traffickers, while according to The Voice, local police were treating it as a case of suicide.

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Qaisar's family attended the local Catholic church in Pir Mahal, about 300 kilometers from Lahore. A team from The Voice met the priest there, Father John Joseph, and members of Qaisar's family.

According to The Voice, the family of Mehwish, the Muslim girl whom Qaisar wished to marry, had warned Qaisar not to have anything to do with her and threatened to kill him, reported Christian Today.

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