Lahoire Pakistan on Monday repatriated the remains of a Sri Lankan plant director who was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob after they indicted him of sacrilege.
The vigilante attack has sparked outrage, with Prime Minister Imran Khan calling it a" day of shame for Pakistan".

Many issues are as galvanising in the countryas sacrilege, and indeed the fewest suggestion of an personality to Islam can supercharge demurrers and incite lynchings.

Priyantha Diyawadana was killed on Friday in the central quarter of Sialkot, in Punjab fiefdom, about 200 kilometres (125 country miles) southeast of the capital Islamabad.

"The dead body of the Sri Lankan director has been airlifted and transferred to Colombo,"Tahir Ashrafi, a religious scholar and special representative of the high minister on religious harmony, told AFP.

Police have so far arrested 131 people including 26 high suspects who have been remanded in guardianship, Sialkot police spokesperson Khurram Shehzad told AFP.

Several horrible videotape clips participated on social media showed a mob beating the prone victim while chanting taglines against sacrilege.

Numerous in the crowd made no attempt to hide their identity and some took selfies in front of the burning cadaver.

Still high minister Khan blazoned a frippery order would be awarded to a man who had tried to save Diyawadana, venturing his own life.

It'll be the first time that a person has entered the award in a case linked to sacrilege.

Original police officers told AFP that rumours spread that Diyawadana had" torn down a religious bill and thrown it in the tip".

Ashrafi told AFP that workers had also complained of the director being" veritably strict".

" Police experts are probing this case from colorful angles, including that some plant workers played a religious card to take vengeance on the director,"he said at the weekend.

Rights groups say allegations of sacrilege can frequently be applied to settle particular vendettas, with nonages largely the target.

A Christian couple was lynched also burnt in a kiln in Punjab in 2014 after being falsely indicted of violating the Koran.

In April 2017 an angry mob killed university pupil Mashal Khan when he was indicted of posting impious content online.

And only last month, thousands of people burned a police station in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa fiefdom after demanding officers hand over a man indicted of burning the Koran.

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