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Alleged blasphemer in Pak ‘burnt to death’ by mob in front of police

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 16:35

Islamabad: A Pakistani man has reportedly been burnt to death by a mob for allegedly desecrating the Quran in a village in Dadu district of Sindh.

The alarming fact in the appalling incident of mob justice was that the man was lynched right in front of the police inside the local police station.

According to the Express Tribune, the man was accused of burning copies of the Quran at Memon mosque in Seeta village.

According to the prayer leader of the mosque, Usman Memon, the man appeared to be a traveller who stayed at the mosque for a night.

“He offered Isha prayers [on Thursday] and spent the night here. When we [worshippers] came to the mosque for Fajr prayers, we found charred copies of the Holy Quran,” the paper quoted Memon, as saying.

According to the paper, the worshippers suspected the unidentified lodger was responsible for the desecration since he was alone at the mosque.

“We handed him over to the Rajo Dero police and lodged an FIR against him,” Memon said.


First Published: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 13:22
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