Mob in Pak tortures, burns body of  Lankan man

A mob in Sialkot in Pakistan on Friday tortured a Sri Lankan national man to death before burning his body, Dawn reported. A heavy contingent of police has been sent to the area to bring the situation under control. Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik said the man, identified as Priyantha Kumara, was a Sri Lankan national, the report said. 

The incident took place on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where reportedly the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body after killing him, the report said. Videos shared on social media showed hundreds of men and young boys gathered at the site. 

Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the murder, terming it as a "very tragic incident", while the spokesperson for Sialkot police said details would be shared with the media after initial investigation. Buzdar has summoned a report from the inspector general of police and ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.