Pakistan assures Sri Lanka of justice in Sialkot tragedy

SuchTV  |  Dec 04, 2021

A Sri Lankan national, Diyawadanage Don Nandasri Priyantha, who had been working as a manager at a private factory in Sialkot, was tortured to death and his body set on fire by a mob over allegations of "blasphemy" on Friday.

The prime minister, in a tweet on Saturday, said he conveyed the nation's anger and shame to the people of Sri Lanka at the killing of Priyantha.

"I informed him 100+ people [have been] arrested and assured him they would be prosecuted with the full severity of the law," the prime minister added.The post-mortem report of the foreigner revealed that 99% of his body was burned, and with the exception of one foot, all his bones were broken.

All his vital organs — liver, stomach, and one of his kidneys — were affected, while torture marks were visible all over his body and his spinal cord was broken at three different points.

The report cited skull and jaw fractures as the cause of death.

A Punjab Police spokesperson said that following the autopsy, his body was sent to Lahore, with two Elite Force vehicles escorting it.

The body will be handed over to the Sri Lankan consulate in Lahore, the spokesperson said.

"After all legal formalities are fulfilled, the body will be sent to Sri Lanka via a special flight," the spokesperson added.

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