Image from funeral of Abbas Masih
Watson from Denmark has provided us with a rather disturbing story, in which a road sweeper from Lahore, was stabbed to death simply for failing to clean the front of a home. The diabolical attack is purported to have occurred at approximately 16:00 on the 21st May. The victim a Mr Abbas Masih (36 years) is said to have been in the middle of his road sweeping chores, when he was accosted by an irate Muslim man who was offended by the rubbish before his shop and wanted it cleared up immediately.
Abbas Masih is said to have made a simple request to the shop owner for some patience while he completed the task area he was working at. He offered to clear out his garbage cart after which he would be willing to serve the shop owner by resolving the matter of litter around the shop area.
The shopkeeper began shouting and according to Watson Gill he shouted:
"How dare you argue with me!"
In a fit of rage the shopkeeper then picked up a knife and stabbed Abbas Masih in the heart causing his immediate death. Watson informs us that Mr Abbas Masih leaves behind a wife and 4 children.