A Christian man has claimed that his arms were chopped off by extremists after he refused to convert to Islam – and he’s now suing his attackers because of it.
Petrol pump worker Ageel Masih was allegedly kidnapped in Lahore, Pakistan, where he said he was whipped and tortured, the Daily Mail reports.
He claims that after he refused to renounce Christ and accept Allah as his God, they cut off his arms in brutal punishment.
Christian organisation Evangelical Association Development wrote:
The extremists exerted pressure on him to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam. Aqeel however, did not give up on his Christian faith and refused to comply with their demand. Notwithstanding…his rebuttal, they chopped off his both arms, and absconded.
Three men have since been arrested as police investigate the claims.
However, police are not convinced by the man’s story and believe that Masih may have instead lost his arms after being hit by a train, claiming he is a drug addict who got too close to an oncoming train after an overdose.
Speaking to The Nation, Senior police officer Ammara Athar added:
The circumstantial evidences do not support the claims of the victim. Apparently, it seemed that the man lost his arms in a train accident.