Sialkot: Foreign manager of factory accused of blasphemy burnt after torture

Sialkot: Foreign factory manager burnt after blasphemy, according to BaaghiTV report.

The incident took place in Agoki Tehsil of Sialkot, 132 km from Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab. The foreigner’s body was set on fire after being subjected to torture and being killed.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the factory, forcibly opened the factory door, then brutally assaulted the accused on charges of blasphemy. The video, received by BaaghiTV, also features abusive voices.

Sri Lanka’s general manager Priyantha Kumara has been killed in the violence. Participants were carrying sticks while bricks were also hurled. The body was later set on fire. The incident took place within the precincts of Saddar police station. Police officials confirmed the incident to Baaghi TV and said that the incident took place at a factory on Wazirabad Road.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has demanded a report from the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on the tragic incident at the Sialkot factory. The Chief Minister has ordered a high level inquiry into the incident. Every aspect of the incident will be investigated and a report will be submitted. On the other hand, IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan took notice of the incident and ordered RPRPO Gujranwala to reach the spot immediately. IG Punjab said that DPO Sialkot was present on the spot.

Journalist Kamran Yousuf tweeted on social networking site Twitter that the incident in Sialkot is not surprising because when the state kneels before such groups, the result is only anarchy.

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