Suspected of burning a copy of the Islamic holy book, the Qur’an, an unidentified man was forcibly removed from his jail cell by vigilantes, then burned alive by the same mob in the village of Seeta in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, reports The Times of India.
Described only as “a traveler,” the man spent the night in the local mosque, according to the town’s spiritual leader, Imam Maulvi Memon.
The following morning the charred remains of a copy of the Qur’an were found within the same facility.
As quoted by The Times, Memon accusingly stated:
He was alone in the mosque during the night.
There was no one else there to do this terrible thing.
The report goes on to note that upon locating the transient, villagers beat him, but eventually turned him over to local police.
Well, on Second Thought…
According to Senior Superintendent of Police Usman Ghani, a scant handful of hours after turning the pummeled individual over to police, a mob of roughly 200 villagers stormed the police station. They dragged the man from his cell, set him aflame, and burned him to death.
The police superintendent also stated that “around 30 people had been arrested for the murder and seven police detained for negligence.”