In an incident of total chaos, lawlessness and horror on Saturday, a violent mob in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib lynched a man and set his body on fire over blasphemy allegation, a Punjab police statement said.
After the incident, the Punjab Inspector General of Police DR Usman Anwar took notice of the killing of the person accused of "desecrating the Quran" and suspended two senior cops for failing to prevent the mob from lynching the man.
Footage circulating on social media shows an angry mob mercilessly beating the man. Reports suggest that the person was later set on fire.
Angry mob storms police station
An earlier video on Twitter shows the mob scaling the large gate of Warburton Police Station and opening it, after which the angry crowd stormed the building.
In an another video, young children can be seen smiling and loitering inside the police station after it was attacked by the mob. Broken glass and pieces of furniture can also be seen strewn inside the police station's premises.
The official account of Punjab Police in a tweet informed that Inspector General of Police DR Usman Anwar has suspended Nankana Sahib Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police Nawaz Waraq and Warburton Station House Officer Feroz Bhatti.
As per reports, the IG has directed officers to reach the spot and submit and inqurt report.
“No one is allowed to take the law into their hands no matter how influential they are,” the Punjab IG was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi condemned the incident, saying it was regrettable the way the charged mob attacked the blasphemy accused.
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