SC takes suo moto notice of Kot Radha Kishan incident

ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (INP): The Supreme Court of Pakistan Saturday took suo moto notice of lynching of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan village in Punjab province.

The apex court has directed the provincial government to investigate the matter in three days and submit a reply.

It may be mentioned here that few days back, brick kiln owner Yousaf Gujjar alongwith his accomplices tortured 32-year-old Shehzad Masih and his 20-year-old wife Shama to death. Later, their bodies were set on fire in a brick kiln where they worked.

The couple had been accused of burning a copy of the Holy Quran and throwing it in a bin.

Punjab government had formed a commission to probe the incident. Police are interrogating 16 detained suspects as well.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had also announced Rs 5 million, 10 acres of land, free education and medical facilities to children of the couple.


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