LAHORE – A younger artist from Sindh was killed in Lahore over a dispute on cost of lease a few days in the past.
A graduate from Nationwide Faculty of Arts (NCA), Qutab Gul Rind had come to Lahore to attend an artwork present and was staying at a hostel in Sanda.
Earlier this week, the 32-year-old acquired into an altercation with the landlords of the condo he had rented for his keep within the metropolis.
His uncle, Gul Beg stated that prime accused Ahsan Ali accompanied by his brother Waqas Ali and others got here to his nephew’s place and tortured him. After beating him black and blue, they pushed him from the third flooring of the hostel. The sufferer suffered severe accidents and was admitted to a hospital however couldn’t survive.
Police stated the motive behind the homicide of Rind, who hailed from Jacobabad, was a dispute on cost of lease. The battle was not incited by any non secular or blasphemy concern in any respect, they added.
Police registered a case underneath homicide prices towards the accused individuals on the grievance of Gul Beg and launched investigations. The sufferer’s uncle stated police has arrested two accused individuals within the case.
Within the FIR, the suspects confessed that Rind was killed for committing ‘blasphemy’.
Nevertheless, the suspects later modified their statements.
Rind’ household has denied any such allegations saying that his nephew was murdered over a dispute on the cost of lease.
Final yr, a journalist scholar was lynched in comparable circumstances. 23-year-old Mashal Khan was accused of sharing blasphemous content material on social media. The scholar of Abdul Wali Khan College was mercilessly overwhelmed to dying by an indignant mob.
From 1987 to 2014, as many as 1,300 folks have been accused of blasphemy. Since 1990, as many as 65 folks have been both lynched or murdered by vigilantes for a similar cause.