#Sialkot #Lynching : Most-Wanted Accused Arrested by Punjab Police

#Sialkot #Lynching : Most-Wanted Accused Arrested by Punjab Police

#Sialkot #Lynching : Most-Wanted Accused Arrested by Punjab Police

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Dec, 2021 | 6:57 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Punjab Police have confirmed that the most wanted accused in the murder of a Sri Lankan export manager, was arrested on Monday (6).

The suspect was identified as Imtiaz alias Billi, and he was involved in torturing the late Priyantha Kumara and desecrating his body.

The accused was arrested on a bus bound for Rawalpindi, confirmed the Punjab Police on Twitter, which also contained graphic content.

In the last 12 hours, Punjab Police arrested seven more key figures, including one accused of plotting to assassinate a Sri Lankan manager, as well as one of the perpetrators of violence and incitement.

 

The remains of the late Priyantha Kumara who was lynched by a mob in Sialkot last week, were brought to Colombo on Monday (6).

The human remains were repatriated to Sri Lanka from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Monday.

A mob comprising hundreds of protestors, including the employees of the factory Kumara was the manager of, had tortured him to death on Friday and later burnt his body.

A first information report was registered against 900 workers of Rajco Industries on the application of Uggoki Station House Officer (SHO) Armaghan Maqt under Sections 302, 297, 201, 427, 431, 157, 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 7 and 11WW of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

The applicant stated that the protesters had slapped, kicked, punched and hit Kumara with sticks in his presence, and dragged him out of the factory on Wazirabad Road where he died. They then set the body on fire. The SHO said he was helpless in front of the mob owing to shortage of personnel.

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