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Malik Adnan to be made witness in Sialkot lynching case


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SIALKOT:– The concerned authorities on Friday have decided to make Malik Adnan, who tried to save the life of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot, as witness in the lynching case.

According to details, as many as 85 people have been arrested in connection with the killing of Priyantha Kumara. All the detained suspects will be produced before Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala today.

Previously, 18 more suspects were produced before Lahore’s Forensic Lab in connection with Sialkot lynching case.

Earlier, the concerned authorities had forwarded an initial report on the incident to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar.

The incident was reported to the police at 11:26 am. A sticker regarding religion was placed on a machine in factory which, the manager directed to remove in the wake of foreigners’ visit, the report stated.

Allegedly, the workers didn’t act on the order due to which, the manager came forward and remove it by himself. The factory owners and administration fled the scene after lynching the Sri Lankan manager, the report mentioned.

The Incident

A mob in Sialkot tortured a Sri Lankan national to death and then burnt his body.

The incident occurred on Sialkot’s Wazirabad Road, where workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body over alleged blasphemy.

Police were sent to the area to bring the situation under control. Sialkot district police officer Umar Saeed Malik said the man was a Sri Lankan national.

“After successful talks with the angry group of protesters, traffic was resumed on the road,” the police official said.

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