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Pakistani Police Seek Christian Teen For Alleged Blasphemy

Police in Pakistan are seeking a Christian teenager for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages.

Officials said October 12 that the boy, Ryan Stanten, is accused by neighbors of sending them a text defaming Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

The boy and his mother fled from their house in Karachi before the neighbors attacked their home and set fire to their furniture.

It is the second blasphemy case registered against a Christian teenager in the country in less than two months.

A Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, was arrested in August in Islamabad for allegedly burning Islamic scriptures.

But police later accused a local imam of planting the evidence of the alleged blasphemy in her bag.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa