Intervention: Police save Christian couple from lynch mob

Published: July 3, 2015
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP The couple – a labourer and his wife – were beaten up after local clerics accused them of committing blasphemy. PHOTO: AFP
LAHORE: 

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. 

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Reader Comments (9)

  • chris
    Jul 3, 2015 - 11:35AM

    When does this end? The cop claimed he hadn’t seen many of the people in the village before. Why weren’t they arrested and interrogated on where they were from and what they were doing there.Recommend

  • Toticalling
    Jul 3, 2015 - 11:43AM

    Surely that cannot be. Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. Nobody will lynch others in the name of Islam. Recommend

  • ABC
    Jul 3, 2015 - 12:39PM

    @chris:

    The day you guys will stop killing muslims for everythingRecommend

  • Ashraf
    Jul 3, 2015 - 1:18PM

    They are hungry and they’re angry. I am neither.Recommend

  • khan
    Jul 3, 2015 - 1:46PM

    Good work DPO Sohail Zafar Chattha!Recommend

  • qwerty
    Jul 3, 2015 - 1:56PM

    @ABC:
    Just because his name his Chris does not make him a Muslim enemy.

    It’s like calling any Muslim a terrorist.Recommend

  • Jul 3, 2015 - 2:31PM

    @Toticalling: Anybody or everybody who lynched earlier is declared by us as non Muslims and the matter ends. We will continue to do so in future too. Recommend

  • Lolz
    Jul 3, 2015 - 4:11PM

    @chris: It will end when they’d hand Mumtaz Qadri!!!!!Recommend

  • ABC
    Jul 4, 2015 - 12:51AM

    @qwerty:

    Man learn some common sense and understanding. I know its hard for your though Recommend

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