Suspicion of blasphemy: Police rescue woman from enraged mob

Our Correspondent
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

LAHORE: Ichhra police said they rescued a woman a few minutes after she was surrounded by an enraged mob who wanted to punish her for allegedly wearing a dress adorned with what they thought were holy verses, in Ichhra Bazaar on Sunday.

Accompanied by her husband, she was visiting Ichhra Bazaar. When some individuals tried to attack her, she sought refuge in a nearby shop.

Upon receiving information, the police led by ASP Shehrbano arrived at the scene and took the woman into custody. The woman, who declined to be named, stated that she had no intention to offend others’ sentiments, according to police.

After verifying that it was a misunderstanding and the design on the shirt did not feature holy verses, she was released, police said.