Morning Star News, January 10, 2021
Police in Lahore, Pakistan on January 4 recovered the bodies of two Christian sisters whose Muslim supervisors pressured them to convert to Islam before killing them.
Mushtaq Masih said that police informed him on Jan. 4 that officers had found the decomposed bodies of his 28-year-old wife, Sajida Mushtaq, a mother of four, and her sister, Abida Qaiser, bound and bundled into sacks in an area drainage ditch. They had been missing since Nov. 26.
“My wife often complained of harassment by her supervisors, but she used to tell me that she was handling the situation well,” Masih told Morning Star News.
The investigating officer of the case, Iftikhar Hussain, said that officers took Mumtaz and Butt into custody.
“During interrogation, Naeem confessed that they had abducted the sisters, and after keeping them hostage for a few days for satisfying their lust, had slit their throats, and thrown their bodies into the drain,” Hussain told Morning Star News.
Punjab Province Minister for Minorities and Human Rights Ejaz Alam Augustine said that he had visited the aggrieved families.
“No words are enough to condemn the barbarity meted out to the two innocent women,” he said, adding that he had directed police to ensure that the criminals and all who facilitated the crime are punished.