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Mob in Sialkot tortures Sri Lankan factory manager to death, burns his body

SIALKOT: A mob in Sialkot on Friday tortured a man to death before burning his body.

According to the details, the incident took place on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body after killing him.

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

Videos shared on social media showed hundreds of men and young boys gathered at the site.

In some of the videos, groups of men can be heard chanting slogans of “Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah.”

It is to be mentioned here that Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was recently unbanned by the govt.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the murder, terming it as a “very tragic incident”, while the spokesperson for Sialkot police said details would be shared with the media after initial investigation.

Buzdar has summoned a report from the inspector general of police and ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.

“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,” the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan also took notice of the incident and directed the Gujranwala regional police officer to reach the location immediately.

“The Sialkot DPO is present on the spot. All aspects of the incident should be investigated,” the IGP said.

This is a developing news story. More to Follow

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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