KASUR: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced five men to death for lynching and burning alive a Christian couple in 2014 near Kasur.
The incident took place in the rural area of Kot Radha Kishan near Kasur where an enraged mob attacked and burned alive a young Christian couple working at a brick kiln over alleged blasphemy.
The court sentenced to death five men named Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kambo, Irfan Shakoor, Muhammad Hanif, and Hafiz Ishtiaq, who were under currently under custody.
Eight other men were sentenced to two years in prison each, while 92 people who alleged took part in the mob were acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The government and the Supreme Court had taken notice of the incident, which also received worldwide condemnation. Thereafter, the proceedings of the case were expedited to deliver justice over the heinous incident.
Shahzad and Shama Masih were attacked by a large mob of around four hundred people who were reportedly instigated by a local prayer leader after alleged desecration.