ISLAMABAD: A married Christian couple was on Tuesday thrashed and burned alive by an angry mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran.
The incident took place in Kot Radha Kishan town, about 60 kilometres southwest of Lahore city. The victims, identified as Shama and Shehzad, were burned alive in a brick kiln where they used to work.
“A mob attacked a Christian couple after accusing them of desecration of the Holy Quran and later burnt their bodies in a brick kiln,” a news agency quoted senior police official Bin-Yameen as saying.
“Yesterday an incident of desecration of the Holy Quran took place in the area and today the mob first beat the couple and later set their bodies on fire in a brick kiln,” he added.