Sheikhupura police officials Thursday rescued a Christian couple from the clutches of an angry mob that was attempting to lynch them in Punjab’s Makki village.
The couple – a labourer and his wife – were beaten up after local clerics accused them of committing blasphemy.
When the police were informed of the incident, DPO Sohail Zafar Chattha ordered rescuing the couple at all costs. By the time the DPO arrived on the scene, a large number of people from the neighbouring villages had also poured into Makki, with hundreds of policemen surrounding the village.
A local told The Express Tribune that “we hadn’t seen many of the people in the village before, and we didn’t know where they had come from either”.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2015.