Sri Lankan officials receive charred body of factory manager lynched by a mob for alleged profanity last week.
the charred one body of a factory manager who was lynched by a mob in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy has been brought back to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara was attacked by a mob of hundreds of people before they are dragged onto the street and set on fire last Friday in Sialkot, Pakistan, where he helped run An sports equipment factory.
workers in the factory accused him of desecrating posters met the name of The prophet Muhammad of Islam.
Sir Lankan government officials late on Received Kumaras on Monday remains in a wooden box decorated with flower garlands for the preparations at hand over the coffin for him family for to be last rites die expected to be held on Wednesday.
Hours before the arrival of the remains, tens of activist and religious groups gathered in front of the Pakistani mission in The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, demands justice for it.
“Pakistan will leave no stone unturned to arrest those involved. They will face very severe sentences,” said Tanvir Ahmad, Pakistan’s acting ambassador in Sri Lanka, against Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian leaders. who met him with the Pakistani mission.
Ahmad said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had spoken with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to reassure him that Pakistani authorities are investigating the lynching.
Khan in a phone call with Rajapaksa said Pakistani police had arrested more than 100 people in link with the killing.
In Pakistan, mere accusations of profanity can trigger mob attacks. The country’s blasphemy law holds a possible death penalty.
Increasingly, blasphemy allegations have led to extrajudicial killings of lynchings by the mob, with at least 80 people murdered in such attacks since 1990, according to an Al Jazeera count.
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