Blasphemy charges take another life in Balochistan

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Blasphemy charges take another life in Balochistan

QUETTA/KARACHI: 

Another suspected case of blasphemy has gripped Pakistan in its fever as angry charged mob has taken another life in Balochistan.

The Hub city of Lasbela district in Balochistan on Thursday witnessed violent protests followed by a shutter-down strike after an enraged mob besieged a police station to seek custody of a blasphemy suspect, who has already been shifted to jail.

The 35-year-old Hindu man was arrested on Wednesday by Hub city police after locals complained that he had allegedly sent blasphemous content via WhatsApp.   “The man was arrested after local people accused him of blasphemy,” SSP Lasbela Zia Mandokhel said.

He said the police lodged a case against the man on the complaint of various community members under Sections 295-A and 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code while a cell phone, from which the suspect had allegedly shared blasphemous content, was also seized.