Five sentenced to death over burning Christian couple alive
Five men have been sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court over their involvement in the burning alive of Shahzad and Shama in Kot Radha Kishan in 2014.
Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kambo, Irfan Shakoor, Muhammad Hanif, and Hafiz Ishtiaq were also given a fine of Rs200,000 for the lynching.
Eight others have also been charged with their involvement with the incident and sentenced to two years each in prison.
The eight men were identified as Muhammad Hussain, Noorul Hasan, Muhammad Arsalan, Muhammad Haris, Muhammad Muneer, Muhammad Ramazan, Irfan and Hafiz Shahid.
A mob of around 400 people attacked Shahzad and Shama after they were accused of desecrating the Holy Quran
Both husband and wife were brick kiln workers from Chak-59 of Kot Radha Kishan, and mother-of-three, Shama, was pregnant.
The mob tortured the couple before putting them into the kiln’s furnace.