Pakistan Mob Burns Man for “Blasphemy”

January 04, 2013

From Al Jazeera:

Police in Pakistan say a man has been beaten to death by a mob for apparently desecrating Islam's holy book, the Quran.

The crowd of hundreds of villagers set the body of the man, believed to be mentally unstable, on fire after killing him on Friday in Dadu district of Sindh province, police said on Saturday.

About 200 people reportedly stormed the police station where the man was being held and attacked him. His body was later set on fire.

The violence was sparked when "people in surrounding villages learnt that a man had burnt copies of the Quran", local police official Usman Ghani told AFP news agency.

"They took him away, beat him severely and then burnt him."

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