Nearly all bones of Sri Lankan nationwide Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana have been damaged and his physique was 99 per cent burnt in the horrific lynching incident in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a media report on Sunday stated, citing his autopsy report.
IMAGE: A woman together with others carries an indication, condemning the lynching of the Sri Lankan supervisor of a garment manufacturing facility after an assault on the manufacturing facility in Sialkot, throughout a protest in Lahore, on December 4, 2021. Photograph: Mohsin Raza/Reuters
Angry supporters of the hardline Islamist celebration Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) attacked a garment manufacturing facility on Friday and lynched its basic supervisor Diyawadana, who was in his 40s, earlier than setting his physique on hearth over allegations of blasphemy.
The autopsy report of Diyawadana cited cranium and jaw fractures because the trigger of demise, the Geo News reported.
All his important organs, liver, abdomen and one of his kidneys, have been affected, whereas torture marks have been seen throughout his physique and his spinal twine was damaged at three completely different factors, the report stated.
The autopsy report of the Sri Lankan nationwide revealed that 99 per cent of his physique was burned, and with the exception of one foot, all his bones have been damaged, it stated.
According to a Punjab Police spokesperson, following the post-mortem, Diyawadana’s physique was despatched to Lahore the place will probably be handed over to the Sri Lankan consulate.
After all authorized formalities, the physique will likely be despatched to Sri Lanka through a particular flight, the report quoted the official as saying.
Meanwhile, a video footage has emerged exhibiting a man bounce in and attempt to save the Sri Lankan nationwide because the mob thrashed him, the report stated, including that he bore the beating for some time however was unable to proceed after some time.
After Diyawadana was killed, one other man was seen pleading to the mob to not set it on hearth, however he was thrown apart by the mob, the report added.
As stress mounted on the Pakistani authorities to deliver the responsible to justice, over 800 individuals have been booked below terrorism fees whereas 13 prime suspects are amongst 118 arrested thus far in the horrific lynching of the Sri Lankan nationwide in Punjab province.
Diyawadana, a graduate from the University of Peradeniya, is survived by his spouse and two kids.
He left for Pakistan for employment in 2010 and has been working because the supervisor of the Sialkot manufacturing facility since 2012.
He was working as the overall supervisor in the Rajko industries (dealing in clothes and sportswear) in Sialkot district, some 100 kilometres from Lahore.
Sri Lankan Parliament, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have condemned the lynching and hoped that Prime Minister Khan will maintain his dedication to deliver all these concerned to justice and make sure the security of the remaining of the island nation’s expat staff.
“A mob of over 800 males gathered on the manufacturing facility at 10 am Friday on experiences that Kumara had torn a sticker/poster (inscribed with Islamic verses) and dedicated blasphemy. They appeared out for him and located him (from the rooftop). They dragged him, beat him severely and by 11.28 am he was lifeless and the physique was set on hearth by the violent mob,” Inspector General of Police (Punjab) Rao Sardar Ali Khan stated.
The mob after burning the physique of the Sri Lankan nationwide had blocked the Wazirabad street. Police from completely different stations reached there to regulate the scenario, he stated.
The incident sparked widespread condemnation from all walks of life. Police have been additionally chided for reaching the crime scene after the incident.
Only a pair of policemen might be seen in one video asking the individuals to remain again whereas the physique was burning.
Mob killings over allegations of blasphemy have been quite common in Pakistan, the place the crime can carry the demise sentence.
In April 2017, an indignant mob lynched college pupil Mashal Khan when he was accused of posting blasphemous content material on-line.
A Christian couple was lynched after which set ablaze in a kiln in Punjab in 2014 after being accused of desecrating the Quran.