News: 19-year-old Christian Man Dies Mysteriously in Police Custody

Posted on September 18, 2009. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , |

Bishops throughout Pakistan have written to the President demanding a public inquiry after a young man died in suspicious circumstances while in police custody following a love affair that went disastrously wrong.

The official memorandum signed by the Bishops’ Conferences of both the Catholic Church and the Church of Pakistan comes amid allegations that 19-year-old Robert Fanish was murdered while being detained at a jail in Sialkot district, Punjab province.

For the young man’s family, shock turned to anger, on September 15th, when the body was released for burial covered in marks on his torso and arms, apparently showing that he had been severely beaten.

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