LAHORE – An elderly Christian was burnt to death in a fire incidence inside a Church on eve of Christmas in Baghban Pura police precincts on Sunday.

The deceased, a 55-year-old Piara Maseeh lived in a Saint Merry Church in Mahmood Boti area.

A rescuer said that Piara sustained severe burn injuries shortly after his blanket caught fire due to cigarette.

Police said that Piara succumbed to the injuries while being taken to nearby hospital.  The deceased was buried in the local Christian graveyard after the religious funeral rituals.

TWO BODIES RECOVERED: Police recovered two dead bodies in Bhatti Chowk and Tibbi City localities on Sunday. According to details, the two men in different areas were found lying dead and respective police stations were informed about the dead bodies by locals.

Police suspected both were drug addicted and died due to hostile weather. Police removed the bodies to city morgue for autopsy.