Mob Burns Man to Death in Nankana Sahib
A horrific event took place in Nankana Sahib, Punjab when a mob allegedly burned a man alive after accusing him of blasphemy.
The man had been arrested and was being held at a police station when the incident occurred.
The Station House Officer and other police officers were unable to control the situation and fled the scene.
Residents accused the man was practicing witchcraft by placing his ex-wife’s picture on religious documents.
Punjab Police Officials Suspended After Mob Killing
The Punjab Inspector-General has suspended the Station House Officer and the Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police for failing to prevent the violence.
Legal and departmental action will be taken against those responsible for the tragedy, a statement posted by the Punjab police on Twitter read.
آئی جی پنجاب کا ننکانہ میں شہریوں کی جانب سے قرآن کی بے حرمتی کے الزام میں شہری کی ہلاکت کے واقعہ کا نوٹس۔اعلیٰ افسران کو موقعہ پر پہنچ کر انکوائری رپورٹ پیش کرنے کا حکم۔
واقعہ کے ذمہ داروں جبکہ غفلت اور کوتاہی کے مرتکب کے خلاف سخت محکمانہ اور قانونی کاروائی عمل میں لائی جائے گی pic.twitter.com/DZsRIQHzHt
— Punjab Police Official (@OfficialDPRPP) February 11, 2023
PM Ordered Investigation After Mob Killing in Punjab
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the recent mob killing in Nankana Sahib, Punjab.
He emphasized the importance of ensuring the rule of law and preventing anyone from influencing it.
Mob Killing in Punjab Draws Government Attention
The caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, has sought a report from the Inspector-General and has instructed that those who take the law into their own hands be held accountable.
PUC Chairman Condemns Mob Attack on Blasphemy Accused
Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, has strongly condemned the recent incident in which a mob attacked an individual accused of blasphemy. He expressed his regret over the charged mob’s actions.
Inhuman torture and killing the person, accused of blaspheming the Holy Quran in #Nankana Sahib and attacking at the police station is regrettable and condemnable.
Pakistan Ulema Council pic.twitter.com/9WbPHcLGRK
— TahirMahmoodAshrafi حافظ محمد طاهراشرفى (@TahirAshrafi) February 11, 2023