Mob in Sialkot attacks Sri Lanka national, burns his body after killing

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Islamabad, Dec 3 : A mob in Sialkot on Friday attacked a man haling from Sri Lanka and burnt his body after killing him.

According to a report by The Dawn, the incident happened on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where the workers of private factories reportedly attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body.

Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik said the man was identified as Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan.

Terming it as a “very tragic incident”, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar ordered a high-level inquiry and asked for a detailed report from the Inspector General of Police.

The Chief Minister said: “Every aspect of the incident should be investigated and a report should be submitted. Action should be taken against those who take the law into their own hands.”

According to the report, a heavy contingent of police has been sent to the area to bring the situation under control.

“The Sialkot DPO is present on the spot. All aspects of the incident should be investigated,” Punjab Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan said.

A similar lynching had happened in Sialkot in 2010, when an angry mob lynched two brothers — declaring them as dacoits — in the presence of police.


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