- Kasur guests kill vendor for selling papad (crackers) inside marriage hall.
- Victim’s brother-in-law says he tried saving him but failed.
- Punjab Police arrest 12 people, including wedding hall manager.
KASUR: A heartbreaking incident took place in Punjab’s Kasur where a vendor was killed after reportedly being tortured by wedding guests for selling papad (crackers) inside the marriage hall.
The videos of the victim — identified as Ashraf alias Sultan — went viral on social media. In the video, the man could be seen laying on the floor, while the guests enjoyed their meal during the ceremony.
The video received heavy criticism and netizens slammed the cruelty of the attendees.
Ashraf’s brother-in-law Pervez later told police that he was riding a motorbike with his friends outside the wedding hall when he saw the incident and tried to rescue him, but failed.
Meanwhile, Ashraf fell to the ground after being tortured. The rescue team came and confirmed his death later.
Police take action
After a hue and cry on social media, Punjab Police sprung into action and arrested 12 people, including the wedding hall manager.
The police, in a statement, said that the doctors did not confirm torture in the initial postmortem report, however, every aspect of the incident is being investigated.
It added that the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) team has collected evidence from the crime scene.
Meanwhile, DPO Kasur said that they have collected other evidence, including CCTV camera footage and other videos.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has also sought a report from the police.