27 July 2016

Hindu teenager shot dead over allegations of Quran desecration; 150 arrested for rioting

A teenage Hindu boy was shot dead and another was seriously injured in a mob attack after communal tensions flared up over allegations of Quran desecration in Pakistan's south Sindh province.

While Avinash is fighting for his life in a hospital, 17-year-old Dewan Satesh Kumar succumbed to shooting in the attack in Ghotki district, according to Pakistan newspaper, Dawn.

Witnesses said Dewan Kumar and his friend Avinash, both traders, were sipping tea at a stall in Mirpur Mathelo, in the main town of Ghotki, when they were attacked by a mob, protesting against the alleged desecration of the Quran by a Hindu man a day earlier. [International Business Times] Read more