Priyantha Kumara, the Sri Lankan factory official who was tortured tp death by a mob in Pakistan's Sialkot town of Punjab had apparently apologised for removing a poster with islamic inscriptions on it. According to Pakistan's Urdu newspaper the News, Kumara had explained that he did not understand everything written on the posted and was merely imposing a rule by removing it.
It seems the factory owner had also intervened in the matter when workers protested against Kumara's action and after his apology, The matter was copnsidered settled and the workers resumed their work,
However, some workers then incited their colleagues to attack the manager, the report added.
Within a few minutes, a mob formed and set on the victim within the premises of the industrial unit, eventually killing him.
Two key suspects have "confessed" to the police of their involvement in the torture and killing of a Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot, The News reported. Priyantha Kumara, who had been working as a manager at a private factory on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, was tortured to death and his body was set on fire by a mob over allegations of "blasphemy" on December 3.
Sources privy to the investigation said the Punjab government has presented an initial report to the Prime Minister.
A total of 13 security guards were present in the factory as the brutal attack was occurring. None of them tried to rescue the victim or disperse the mob, said the report.
Kumara's body was later dragged outside the factory and burned.
Police received a phone call at 11:28am about the incident, officials said. A police party reached the site within 12 minutes, they added.
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