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A mob in Sialkot brutally murdered a Sri Lankan man and set his body on fire over blasphemy allegations. Priyantha Kumara, the export manager of a private factory, was attacked by workers of the factory on Wazirabad road in Sialkot, Pakistan.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Rao Sardar Ali Khan directed the regional police officials to reach the site immediately while taking notice of the incident. The IGP said that Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik was present at the location and the incident will be investigated thoroughly.

Meanwhile, Sialkot police spokesperson said that details about the tragic event will be shared with the media once the initial investigation was completed.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has also directed the IGP to thoroughly investigate the incident and submit a report as soon as possible. The CM expressed concern over the incident, terming it “very tragic”.

“Every aspect of the incident should be investigated and a report should be submitted. Action should be taken against those who take the law into their own hands,” the chief minister said.

The video of the horrific incident shows hundreds of people gathered at the crime scene. The episode has generated a lot of anger among citizens, on social media, with many blaming the government’s policies of appeasing extremist groups for a rise in incidents of violence.

A video doing the rounds on social media showed a young man confessing to torturing the man to death.

A view of the site in Sialkot where a mob killed a man on Friday. — DawnNewsTV

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  • Gayan Friday, 03 December 2021 07:59 PM

    Bring them to the Colombo high court. Might even get compensation.

    Nav Friday, 03 December 2021 08:05 PM

    sick mentality of some people in a country where this sickness is celebrated and encouraged

    Sandy Friday, 03 December 2021 08:15 PM

    China is a big ally of Pakistan ,even chinese citizens get killed in Pakistan.

    Nuwan Friday, 03 December 2021 08:25 PM

    What a bunch of animals. Are they part of a crazy cult?

    roni Friday, 03 December 2021 08:25 PM

    We must recall our ambassador, even cricketing ties should be suspended to teach these Barbarians a lesson.

    Rizwan Ali Friday, 03 December 2021 08:31 PM

    Sri Lanka should cut off diplomatic ties with Pakistan. A few years ago our Cricket team was attacked and today our citizen was burned alive. THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH

    Pryantha77 Friday, 03 December 2021 08:37 PM

    Shame to call them humans

    Sam Silva Friday, 03 December 2021 09:24 PM

    we are no better

    Kavith de Silva Friday, 03 December 2021 09:23 PM

    I have always found Pakistan very dangerous. It is the worst country on earth with people with the most hate-filled mind. I hope the other Sri Lankans currently in Pakistan return home safely.

    Sid Basu Friday, 03 December 2021 09:43 PM

    Mob lynching of non Muslims has been a fact of life in Pakistan for many years. The Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Ahmediyas have been decimated and terrorized. Condolences to the family of the Sri Lankan gentleman who faced this ordeal. Imran Khan should resign; his Zia ul Haq 2.0 speeches and policies have increased intolerance.

    Abby Friday, 03 December 2021 10:04 PM

    This is unpardonable. Pakistan is a blot on humanity. We must ban them and ask for compensation. They should be held accountable at UN.

    Nawaz Salamat Friday, 03 December 2021 10:04 PM

    As a Pakistani, I am ashamed. Please accept my condolences and I pray every single culprit is given the toughest punishment possible.

    Asad Akhtar Saturday, 04 December 2021 08:16 AM

    If someone insults our prophet (PBUH), we can't sit idle.

    Ann Silva Saturday, 04 December 2021 11:02 AM

    Pakistan is not a civilized country. The madrasa education teaches them to hate other religions from childhood. The jihadi mindset makes it a terror country. Imran khan himself is called Taliban khan.


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