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Priyantha Kumara Lynching Case: ATC awards death sentence to 6, life imprisonment to 9

The 76 convicts were sentenced to two years of jail

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday has sentenced 6 to death and awarded life imprisonment to 9 accused in the Priyantha Kumara Lynching Case.

While 72 convicts have been awarded two years of jail time and one convict, Ali Asghar was awarded five years of jail time and one person has been acquitted in the case.

Meanwhile, nine people have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the murder case.

A total of 89 men had been indicted for their involvement in the murder of the Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara.

The anti-terrorism court completed the trial of the case in Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore.

Both the prosecution and the defense had concluded their arguments in the case that was being heard on a daily basis.

Priyantha, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan national factory manager, was lynched by a mob of workers at a factory in Sialkot last year on December 3, 2021, on alleged blasphemy claims.

Sialkot lynching became a day of shame for Pakistan drawing the nation’s ire.

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.