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A photograph of Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama – the Christian couple who were brutally killed on Tuesday by a Muslim mob in Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur district of Punjab, Pakistan. The mob tortured the couple before pushing them into a brick kiln’s furnace, where the couple worked as bonded labourers. Five policemen who attempted to rescue the couple were also held hostage by the violent group. The incident was a result of an allegation against the couple of desecrating pages of the Holy Quran. According to news reports, 50 villagers have been arrested and cases have been registered against 660 others.
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