Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday and conveyed the nation’s “anger and shame” over the killing of Priyanka Diyawadana in Sialkot.
A Sri Lankan citizen was tortured to loss of life in a Punjab city yesterday. The physique of a international nationwide was additionally set on fireplace after a mob of a whole lot beat him to loss of life on blasphemy fees.
The police officer who reached the scene of the incident advised The Express Tribune On situation of anonymity, the deceased was the operations supervisor on the manufacturing unit for the final seven years.
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He stated the Sri Lankan nationwide was accused of “tearing up Durood Sharif” by the manufacturing unit staff. Following this, rumors began spreading within the manufacturing unit space and crowds began gathering within the morning, he stated, including that the police have been knowledgeable concerning the incident a lot later, round 12:15 pm.
“Spoke to the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the UAE today to convey to the people of Sri Lanka the anger and shame of our country over the vigilante killing of Priyanta Diyawadana in Sialkot,” the premier wrote on his official Twitter deal with at this time. “
Spoke with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa within the United Arab Emirates at this time to apprise the individuals of Sri Lanka of our nation’s anger and disgrace over the watchful killing of Priyank Diyawadana in Sialkot. I knowledgeable them that 100+ individuals have been arrested and guaranteed them that they are going to be prosecuted with full seriousness of regulation
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 4 December 2021
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PM Imran stated he knowledgeable the Sri Lankan President that over 100 individuals had been arrested to this point in reference to the heinous homicide, assuring him that they’d be tried with the utmost seriousness of the regulation.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated on Twitter that he additionally spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart Gamini Laxman Peiris and expressed his deep sorrow and condolences over the tragic incident.
“Pakistan leadership will ensure that all criminals are brought to justice expeditiously,” he stated.
Spoke to my brother FM Gamini Laxman Peiris #Sri Lanka
and expressed his deep sorrow and condolences. The Pakistan management will be certain that all criminals are dropped at justice expeditiously.
— Shah Mehmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) 4 December 2021
Earlier at this time, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that he was shocked to see the brutal and lethal assault on Priyanta by extremist mob in Pakistan.
“My heart goes out to his wife and family. Sri Lanka and its people are confident that PM Imran Khan will stick to his commitment to bring justice to all those people,” he stated.
Shocked to see the brutal and lethal assault on Priyanta Diyavadana by extremist mob #Pakistan, My coronary heart goes out to his spouse and household. #Sri Lanka And his individuals belief that PM @ImranKhanPTI We will persist with our dedication to carry all these concerned to justice.
— Mahinda Rajapakse (@PresRajapakse) 4 December 2021
progress made to this point
Earlier at this time, police arrested a primary suspect and booked a minimum of 800 others underneath the Anti-Terrorism Act, a day after the brutal incident. Police stated the principle suspect, Farhan Idris, has been taken into custody.
He stated a whole lot of individuals have been armed with sticks and sticks contained in the manufacturing unit on the time of the killing of the international nationwide.
After the homicide, the mob dragged his physique on the streets, police stated, including that it did not cease the mob as a consequence of lack of energy.
According to preliminary investigation, the police stated that the Sri Lankan nationwide was murdered on fees of blasphemy. He stated that they’re probing the matter from each angle.
Meanwhile, a preliminary report of the incident has been submitted by the Punjab Police to Prime Minister Imran. According to the report, a minimum of 112 suspects have been taken into custody, who have been recognized with the assistance of manufacturing unit managers. The instigators have additionally been arrested.
Lynch on ‘blasphemy’
On Friday, when a Sri Lankan nationwide was brutally lynched and his physique set ablaze by a mob in Sialkot, the nation was shocked and bewildered. The ill-fated incident angered the nation as civilian and navy leaders characterised it as “horrific”, “shameful” and “extra-judicial vigilance”.
This heart-wrenching incident happened on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, the place staff of personal factories brutally murdered a Sri Lankan nationwide.
Several grotesque video clips shared on social media confirmed the mob thrashing the sufferer whereas elevating anti-blasphemy slogans. Other clips confirmed his physique being set on fireplace, together with his automobile being stated to have been wrecked.
Many within the crowd made no effort to cover their id and a few took selfies in entrance of the burning corpse. The police claimed that the grotesque incident happened contained in the manufacturing unit premises and there was no option to find out about it earlier than that point.