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Mob in Pakistan's Sialkot burns to death Sri Lankan factory manager on blasphemy charge Pakistan Violence
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Mob in Pakistan's Sialkot burns to death Sri Lankan factory manager on blasphemy charge

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Dec 2021, 05:56 pm

Sialkot: A mob in Pakistan's Sialkot area on Friday tortured a Sri Lankan man to death and then burned his body on charges of blasphemy, media reports said.

According to sources, the Sri Lankan general manager of Rajko Industries in Sialkot in  was set on fire by the factory workers on accusations of blasphemy. The manager apparently tore a poster of Mohammad and threw it in the trash, reports said though details are awaited.

Security officials have rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.

The incident took place on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where reportedly the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body after killing him, reports Dawn News.

Screenshot from footage shared on TwitterScreenshot from footage shared on Twitter

Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik told the newspaper that the man, identified as Priyantha Kumara, was a Sri Lankan national.

Videos of the incident have gone viral on social media.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the murder, terming it as a "very tragic incident", while the spokesperson for Sialkot police said details would be shared with the media after initial investigation, reports Dawn News.

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