Priyantha Kumara Wiki – Priyantha Kumara Biography
Priyantha Kumara was a Sri Lankan man tortured and burnt to death in Sialkot, Pakistan, by an angry Islamist mob that believed rumors of blasphemy.
A video of the horrifying incident has gone viral on Social Media.
Tweet by one Baltistan Times says, “The G.M. of Rajko Industries in Sialkot, who was a Sri Lankan, was killed and set on fire by the people of the factory. The G.M. allegedly tore the poster of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and threw it in the trash”.
His age is unclear.
The incident took place on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory — a resident of the city — and burnt his body after killing him.
Videos shared on social media showed hundreds of men and young boys gathered at the site, with groups of them chanting slogans.
With chants of 'gustakh-e-nabi ki ek hi saza, sar tan se juda sar tan se juda', fanatics in Pakistan have burnt a man alive after accusing him of blasphemy. The victim was a Sri Lankan https://t.co/7S2FDMRTzw
— Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) December 3, 2021
Based on the footage seen by Dawn.com, most of the people surrounding the burning corpse, based on the footage seen by Dawn.com, were seen the recording.
Armagan Gondal, the Sialkot police chief, told the Associated Press that the factory workers had accused the victim of desecrating posters bearing the name of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Gondal said that the mob inside the factory lynched the manager, citing initial information. However, DPO Malik said police were still trying to determine what exactly prompted the mob to kill the Sri Lankan, whose remains were sent to a hospital for an autopsy.
CM Punjab Statment
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the murder, terming it as a “very tragic incident”. At the same time, the spokesperson for Sialkot police said details would be shared with the media after the initial investigation.
“Every aspect of the incident should be investigated and a report should be submitted. Action should be taken against those who take the law into their own hands,” the chief minister said.
The police have reportedly said that the incident would be investigated and culprits would be brought to book.