Shahzed Masih and Shama Bibi dawn
The couple was set on fire by a group of Muslims – identified as Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kambo, Irfan Shakoor, Muhammad Hanif, and Hafiz Ishtiaq – for alleged blasphemy that never was proved. They were also fined Rs.200,000 for their involvement in the lynching.
The site where a young Christian couple were burned alive in Pakistan’s Punjab province nbcnews
A challan submitted in court claimed the five men goaded a mob of hundreds by making announcements over a mosque loudspeaker and incited them to violence with incendiary speech.
Blasphemy is legally punishable by death in Pakistan, where even unproven accusations often prompting mob violence.
Anjum said the five people were involved in dragging, beating and burning the couple while the other eight played a supportive role.
There are more than 20,000 Christian families in Kiln business, and most of them are bounded slaves.