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Mob kills Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot

A violent mob in Sialkot killed a Sri Lankan factory manager on Friday, while a heavy contingent of police has been sent to the area to bring the situation under control.

The incident happened on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where reportedly the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body after killing him.

Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik said the man, identified as Priyantha Kumara, was a Sri Lankan national.

However, Police have not yet been informed about the reason behind the murder.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the murder, terming it as a “very tragic incident”, while the spokesperson for Sialkot police said details would be shared with the media after the initial investigation.

Buzdar has summoned a report from the inspector general of police and ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.“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.

Punjab Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan also took notice of the incident and directed the Gujranwala regional police officer to reach the location immediately.

“The Sialkot DPO is present on the spot. All aspects of the incident should be investigated,” the IGP said. (Courtesy


Personally overseeing probe - PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday strongly condemned the ‘horrific vigilante attack’ calling it a day of shame for Pakistan. “The burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan.” Reacting to the attack on Twitter, the PM said that he was personally overseeing the investigations, ensuring that those responsible will be punished ‘with the full severity of the law’. (Khaleej Times).


Govt expects justice - FM

The government of Sri Lanka yesterday expected that the Pakistan authorities will take necessary action to investigate and ensure justice in an alleged incident of torture and burning of the body of a Sri Lankan in Sialkot, Pakistan.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement issued yesterday said the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad is in the process of verifying the details of the incident from Pakistan authorities.

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