LAHORE: Two suspects involved in the lynching a Christian couple denied bail by the Supreme Court.
According to media reports, the Lahore Registry of Supreme Court of Pakistan has declined the bail petition of two suspects involved in burning the Christians couple Shahzad and Shamma alive over alleged blasphemy accusations.
During the court hearing, the judge remarked that both the suspects should have tried to save the lives of Christian couple instead of stirring hatred among the already agitated mob gathered to serve the Christian couple with extra-judicial judgment over alleged blasphemy.
Previously both theses suspects namely Nisar and Akram had filed petitions for bail before the Lahore Registry of Supreme Court after being named in the FIR. However, the court dismissed the petitions citing the fact that the Joint Investigating Team had confirmed active involvement of Nisar and Akram in stirring up the mob against the Christians couple along with damaging properties of Christians.
It was on November 4, 2014 that a mob in Kot Radha Kishan an infuriated Muslims burnt Christian couple Shahzad and Shamma alive in a brick kiln after allegedly torturing them brutally. The Christian couple were workers at the same brick kiln where they were reduced to ashes.