50 arrested in connection with killing of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot: spokesperson

At least 50 people were apprehended after an angry mob in Sialkot tortured a Sri Lankan man to death, Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) on Information Hasaan Khawar said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference flanked by Special Representative of the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi and IG Punjab in Lahore, he expressed regret over the killing of Sri Lankan citizen.

At least 50 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, he said and added the process of identification of those involved in the incident is underway through CCTV footage.

Khawar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar have ordered an investigation into the incident, adding that action will be taken against those involved in the incident.

Offering his condolences to the victim’s family, Ashrafi said that the country’s religious scholars would soon hold a joint press conference to condemn the issue. “We will also go to the Sri Lankan embassy for condolences,” he added.

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