Written by Zulfick Farzan
04 Dec, 2021 | 7:23 am
(Pakistan); As many as 100 people have been arrested in Sialkot after a mob of factory workers and others killed a Sri Lankan export manager of a factory and burnt his body.
The police have formed ten teams to identify and arrest the persons involving in the lynching of the Sri Lankan national.
Prime Minister Imran Khan says it was “a day of shame” for the country and everyone involved would be arrested.
Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry has demanded “required action to investigate and ensure justice” while Amnesty International has emphasized an independent investigation into the incident saying the environment enabling abuse must be rectified.
The Sri Lankan national was working as a senior manager at a leading Sialkot factory that manufactures and exports sports products. The factory is located at the Wazirabad Road.
Details of the incident began to emerge hours after graphic lynching videos went viral on social media.
District Police Officer (DPO) Sialkot Umar Saeed Malik has issued a statement giving the following sequence of the events.
Punjab police later said the number of arrests had increased to over 100.
The police tweeted two photos of an accused, named Farhan Idrees, who earlier appeared on one of the viral videos and supported the violence against the Sri Lankan national. One of the photo tweeted by the police shows him behind bars while the other is from the viral video.
The tweet said Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) was overseeing the investigation and and raids were being carried out to arrest other suspects.
Hasaan Khawar earlier said that action will be taken against each and every individual involved in the attack. “We have begun an impartial investigation and justice will be served in this incident,” he said.
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