ISLAMABAD: The culprits behind the lynching of a Sri Lankan manufacturing unit supervisor in Sialkot shall be prosecuted with full severity of the legislation, Prime Minister Imran Khan informed Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday.
The prime minister, in a tweet, stated he conveyed the nation’s anger and disgrace to the individuals of Sri Lanka on the killing of Diyawadanage Don Nandasri Priyantha.
“I knowledgeable him 100+ individuals [have been] arrested and warranted him they might be prosecuted with the total severity of the legislation,” the prime minister added.
The Sri Lankan nationwide, who had been working as a supervisor at a personal manufacturing unit in Sialkot, was tortured to demise and his physique set on fireplace by a mob over allegations of “blasphemy” on Friday.
Spouse pleads for justice
Priyantha’s spouse has pleaded for justice for her slain husband from each Pakistani and Sri Lankan leaders, Sri Lankan information outlet Newswire reported.
“I received to know in regards to the brutal homicide of my husband from the information. Later I noticed this on the web as effectively. He was a really harmless man,” she stated, speaking to reporters from BBC Sinhala.
“I request leaders of Sri Lanka and Pakistan to do justice for my husband and two youngsters, by bringing the perpetrators to justice” she went on to say.
The deceased’s brother stated that Priyantha had been working within the Sialkot manufacturing unit since 2012.
Sri Lankan PM, president hopeful
Earlier than holding talks with the premier, the Sri Lankan president — in addition to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa — expressed confidence that PM Imran Khan would guarantee justice within the case.
The president, whereas expressing concern over the matter in an announcement on Twitter, hoped that the Pakistani authorities would guarantee the security of Sri Lankan employees sooner or later.
“SriLanka trusts that PM Imran Khan and the Authorities of Pakistan will guarantee justice is served,” the president tweeted.
PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose authorities is a key regional ally to Pakistan, took to Twitter Friday and described the event as “stunning”.
“Surprising to see the brutal and deadly assault on Priyantha Diyawadana by extremist mobs in Pakistan. My coronary heart goes out to his spouse and household,” he wrote on Twitter.
He added: “Sri Lanka and her individuals are assured that PM Imran Khan will preserve to his dedication to carry all these concerned to justice.”
FM Qureshi hopes ties is not going to be affected
In the meantime, Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated he prolonged his condolences and expressed deep grief throughout a dialog along with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Gamini Lakshman Peiris.
“Spoke to my brother FM Gamini Lakshman Peiris of SriLanka and expressed my deep grief and condolences. The Pakistan management will guarantee all perpetrators shall be delivered to justice swiftly,” he stated.
Furthermore, in a dialog with the media, Qureshi stated the occasion was “unlucky and shameful”, and that it had been condemned unanimously. “The prime minister is personally overseeing the investigation,” he stated.
The overseas minister informed journalists that the federal government had given a 48-hour deadline to authorities to probe the matter.
“We’re involved with Sri Lanka on the problem. They lauded Pakistan’s stance within the matter and the federal government’s immediate response,” he stated.
The overseas minister hoped that the incident wouldn’t influence bilateral ties, because the Pakistani nation and the federal government had nothing to do with it.
He stated your complete nation’s heads grasp low in disgrace over the incident.
In an earlier tweet, Qureshi stated “such acts don’t have any place in our religion and nation”.
Report despatched to PM
The Punjab authorities has despatched an preliminary investigation report of the tragic incident to PM Imran Khan, well-placed sources informed Geo Information, as authorities confirmed that 118 individuals, together with 13 key suspects, have been arrested.
Sources additional informed Geo Information that two key suspects had “confessed” to their involvement within the torture and killing of the supervisor.
As per the preliminary report, a dispute had emerged when Priyantha eliminated some posters from the partitions of the manufacturing unit at 10:28am. The posters have been reportedly inscribed with the title of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Shortly after, the manufacturing unit proprietor reached the spot and resolved the problem. Kumara had apologised for the misunderstanding on his half.
After Priyantha made the apology, the matter was reportedly thought-about settled and the manufacturing unit employees had dispersed.
Nonetheless, some employees then incited their colleagues to assault the supervisor.
Inside a couple of minutes, a mob fashioned and set on the sufferer inside the premises of the commercial unit, finally killing him.
A complete of 13 safety guards have been current within the manufacturing unit because the brutal assault was occurring. None of them tried to rescue the sufferer or disperse the mob, stated the report.
Kumara’s physique was later dragged exterior the manufacturing unit.
Police acquired a cellphone name at 11:28am in regards to the incident, officers stated. A police occasion reached the positioning inside 12 minutes.
Heavy contingents of police have been later dispatched to the crime scene to spherical up and arrest suspects.