Boy killed after police refused to hand Hindu man suspected of blasphemy over to enraged mob in Hub

Boy killed after police refused to hand Hindu man suspected of blasphemy over to enraged mob in Hub

Quetta (Web Desk): A 13-year-old boy died as violence erupted in Lasbela district's Hub area after police refused to hand over a Hindu man suspected of blasphemy to an angry mob .

Prakash Kumar, a local business owner, was suspected of sharing a picture containing allegedly blasphemous content on WhatsApp, Hub police officials said.

A First Information Report was registered against Kumar on the complaint of various community members under Sections 295-A and 295-C of Pakistan's blasphemy law. The suspect was shifted to Gaddani Central Jail.

Hub City police dispersed the crowd of enraged protesters through tear gas shelling and aerial firing, and took 20 protesters into custody.