A mob in Pakistan’s Sialkot town of Punjab has lynched a Sri Lankan factory manager who they accused of committing blasphemy and burnt his body in full public view on Friday. According to Dawn newspaper, “a mob in Sialkot on Friday tortured a man to death before burning his body, while a heavy contingent of police has been sent to the area to bring the situation under control.”
The incident happened in a busy public place called Wazirabad Road where reportedly the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body after killing him.
According to Voice of Pakistani Minorities, the Sri Lankan general Manager was tortured before being killed:
Not only #Pakistanis but foreigners also not spared under #Blasphemy.— Voice of Pakistan Minority (@voice_minority) December 3, 2021
A Sri Lankan General Manager of Rajko industries in #Sialkot was set on fire by factory workers on the accusation that he tore the poster of Mohammad and threw it in the trash. pic.twitter.com/KFEvX4MW8d
People shared videos of the gory incident on social media. The video shows a burning body surrounded by hundreds of men and young boys around; Many of them were chanting slogans.