Pakistani border guards perform high kicks during a flag lowering ceremony after a Sunday suicide bombing at the Pakistan-Indian border post, in Wagah, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 3. (AFP)
A married Christian couple was beaten and their bodies burned on Tuesday by an angry mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Quran.
The incident took place in the town in Kot Radha Kishan, about 60 kilometers southwest of Lahore, and is the latest example of mob violence against minorities accused of blasphemy, according to a report in the Times of India.
The victims, identified only by their first names—Shama and Shehzad—were burned in a brick kiln where they work with the others.
“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.
Written by Mark Andrews
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