Sri Lankan factory manager lynched and set on fire in Pakistan
Sri Lankan factory manager lynched and set on fire in Pakistan

A Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan has been beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob, police confirmed, in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.

The incident took place in Sialkot, about 200km (125 miles) southeast of the capital Islamabad, on Friday.

Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik identified the man as Priyantha Kumara.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the “horrific, vigilante attack” on the factory and the burning alive of the Sri Lankan man “was a day of shame for Pakistan”.

“I am overseeing the investigations and, let there be no mistake, all those responsible will be punished with the full severity of the law. Arrests are in progress,” he said.

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