Pakistan PM calls mob killing ‘day of shame’ for the country


Khan’s feedback come after a Sri Lankan nationwide working in Pakistan’s Punjab province was killed and later burnt by a mob after being accused of committing blasphemy in opposition to the Prophet Mohammed, in keeping with Osama Mehmood, the spokesperson of Punjab’s police pressure.

The incident passed off within the Punjabi metropolis of Sialkot on Friday.

Khan known as the incident a “horrific vigilante assault” and stated he was overseeing the investigations.

“Let there be no mistake, these accountable might be punished with [the] full severity of the regulation. Arrests are in progress,” Khan stated on Twitter on Friday.

The person who was murdered was a Buddhist manufacturing unit supervisor named Prantha Kumar, in keeping with Khurram Shehzad, a spokesperson for Sialkot police.

Kumar’s physique has since been recovered from the mob and delivered to a neighborhood hospital, Shehzad stated.

The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan condemned the incident and stated: “The savagery with which a Sialkot mob has tortured a Sri Lankan man to loss of life on flimsy allegations of blasphemy ought to deliver dwelling the grim actuality of spiralling radicalisation in Pakistan.”

Police officers stand guard at the scene where a Sri Lankan national was lynched by mob outside a factory in Sialkot, Pakistan on Friday.

Punjab’s chief minister Usman Buzdar stated in a tweet that the inspector basic of police has been tasked to research the incident.

Pakistan is usually hit by vigilante violence in opposition to folks accused of blasphemy. This summer season, a mob broke right into a police station on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad, in a bid to lynch two males accused of desecrating a mosque.

CNN has reached out to the Sri Lankan Embassy for remark.