Sri Lankan manager killed by mafia of workers in the factory in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – A crowd of factory workers in East Pakistan tortured and burned a Sri Lankan manager on Friday over apparent profanity in a “horrific” attack that Prime Minister Imran Khan said brought shame on the country.

A police official in the eastern city of sialkot, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, investigators said the attackers had accused the attackers manager of blasphemy for rip down a poster with Islamic holy verses.

“The factory workers tortured the… managersaid provincial government spokesman Hassan Khawar. “AN total of 50 people have been identified and arrested so far.”

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Khan condemned the killing and said that he personally supervised the investigations and that the culprits would be… punished.

“The Horrible Vigilante” attack on a factory in Sialkot and the Burning Alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan,” he said in a message on tweet.

Television images showed crowds of hundreds of people in the streets of sialkot, in the heart of The most industrialized in Pakistan region where many of the country’s export industry is established.

People gather after a attack on a factory in Sialkot, Pakistan December 3, 2021, in this screenshot from a video. Reuters TV via REUTERS THIS IMAGE IS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Underlining the shock caused over the political establishment, the Pakistani powerful military also issued a statement in which the “cold-blooded” murder.”

“Such extrajudicial vigilance can in no case be tolerated” cost,” the military told the press department, adding that the chief of the army staff had ordered full support to the civil administration to die to bring responsible until justice.

A Punjab police spokesman said: more than 100 arrests had been made made including the prime suspect, who he said was seen in videos die torture the sri lankans manager and inciting people against it.

Mafia murders over accusations of profanity – a crime die carry the jug death sentence – have often been in Pakistan met a Muslim majority.

Friday killing came weeks after days of violent protests by the radical movement Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan, a Sunni Muslim group Founded in 2015 to tackle actions die it considers blasphemous to Islam.

Tahir Ashrafi, Khan’s advisor for Interfaith Harmony, Condemned the Murderers in shared a recorded video statement on social media.

“It’s a barbaric act and… against the teachings of Islam,” he said.

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Reporting by Mubasher Bukhari in Lahore Writing by James Mackenzie Editing by Peter Graff, Nick Macfie and Matthew Lewis

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