A homeless beggar and a mentrally deranged man, who has been identified as Muhammad Mushtaq of Khanewal in Pakistan's Punjab, was tortured and killed by a mob at Mian Channu on Saturday on charges of attempting to desecrate the holy Quran.
According to local media, the incident happened at Mian Channu’s Tulamba Madrasa at Khanewal. The reports say it was a “Sialkot like incident when an angry mob killed a man accusing him of committing desecration of sacred papers on Saturday, which triggered mob violence.”
It happened in front of a police station, where he the victim was taken after people accused him of trying to tear off the pages of Holy Quran inside the mosque.
As he was left by the police, the mob pounced upon him. He was lynched and was tied to a pole and left to die.
The all happened in front of the policemen who did not intervene.
A human rights activitis Zobia Khurshid Raja has tweeted the video of the mob attacking this unnamed Pakistani:
خانیوال میں توہین کے الزام میں ایک شخص کو مسجد سے نکال کر پولیس کی موجودگی میں ہجوم نے قتل کر دیا— Zobia Khurshid Raja (@ZobiakhurshidZK) February 13, 2022
توھین مذھب کا الزام ایک اور جان نگل گیا۔
ہم بھی کیا زندگی کے نام پر دوزخ میں پیدا کر دیٸے گٸے
پنجاب پولیس کے موجود افسران کیا کرہے تھے ؟؟@OfficialDPRPP
This is the second recorded case of mob lynching in Pakistan in recent months. A Sri Lankan Manager of a private factory was tortured and killed in Sialkot for alleged blasphemy.