Mob lit police station on fire after police denied handing over a suspect arrested in alleged blasphemy case
A police station in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was set on fire by an angry mob after police denied handing over a suspect arrested in an alleged blasphemy case on Sunday night.
The arrested person is suspected of allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran.
It was reported that at least 4,000 to 5,000 people gathered outside the police station demanding the possession of the arrested suspect.
Upon the refusal from the police, the mob lit the police station on fire. They also damaged the police vehicles which were parked in the vicinity of the police station.
Media reports suggest that the alleged suspect who torched the Holy Quran on fire is mentally unstable.
No casualty was reported in the incident. The sources confirmed that the arrested suspect in the blasphemy case has been moved to a safe place and is currently under the custody of the police.
There were moments of chaos as the police were not able to control the angry mob. Police used aerial firing and shelling to disperse the mob, sources confirmed.
The officials of the KPK government have made it clear that there will be no ‘mob justice’ but the suspect will face a trial and will be charged according to the law.