LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Monday sentenced to death six culprits and handed life imprisonment to seven others in a case pertaining to the lynching of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot.
According to the details, Judge Natasha Naseem of Gujranwala Anti-Terrorism Court delivered the verdict in Kot Lakhpat Jail.
A five-member prosecution team headed by Senior Special Prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo completed the trial.
Last month, the court indicted 89 suspects for their involvement in the mob lynching of a Sri Lankan national. At least 80 of the accused are adults while nine of them are juveniles.
The horrific incident occurred last year when Kumara was lynched by a mob on suspicions of alleged blasphemy. A case was registered against 900 people under sections 302, 297, 201, 427, 431, 157, 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 7 and 11WW of the Anti-Terrorism Act.