An angry mob of hundreds stormed a police station in Pakistan to grab a man accused of desecrating the Koran, before taking the suspect outside and lynching him to death.
The incident occurred at Warburton Police Station in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province on Saturday.
Senior police officer Babar Sarfaraz Alpa said a man identified only as Waris had been arrested for blasphemy after desecrating pages of a copy of Islam’s holy book.
He said Waris had pasted images of himself, his wife and a knife on several pages of the book, displayed them and then threw them about in the rural district of Nankana.
At the time of his arrest, people who witnessed his actions had tried to grab him and beat him, police said.
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