More than 100 Arrested Over Lynching of Sri Lankan Factory Manager in Pakistan

Security officials gather beside a damaged vehicle near the premises of a factory in Sialkot on December 3, 2021 after police confirmed that a Sri Lankan factory manager was beaten to death. — AFP photo

The police formed 10 teams to identify and arrest the people involved

Clarion India

SIALKOT, Pakistan — More than 100 people have been arrested in Sialkot after a mob of factory workers and others killed a Sri Lankan export manager on Friday and burnt his body.

The Sri Lankan national was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.

The incident moved the Punjab police into action to nab the culprits with the help of CCTV cameras. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan duly condemned the incident and called it “A day of shame for Pakistan.”

Imran Khan had said he would personally oversee an investigation into “the horrific vigilante attack,” according to AFP.

Samaa TV reported that a spokesperson of the Punjab government, Hasaan Khawar revealed to the journalists that over 100 people have been arrested so far in connection with the mob lynching. Some were identified through CCTV footages.

The police formed 10 teams to identify and arrest the people involved in the lynching of the Sri Lankan man, according to the report.

Meanwhile, Amnesty international and the foreign ministry of Sri Lanka demanded an independent investigation into the matter.


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