Pak: Mob kills innocent boys, video sparks outrage

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Lahore, Aug 23: A video of a mob brutally lynching two teenage brothers in full public view in Pakistan's Sialkot has not only shocked the world but has sparked off protests in the country and has prompted the Supreme Court to sit up and take note.

Pakistani news channels aired the bloody and horrifying video showing a lynch mob taking turns to savagely beat the two boys with sticks.

After beating them up, the mob dragged their dead bodies to a nearby pole to hang them there.

The incident took place last Sunday, Aug 15 when the boys, who were reportedly on their way to play cricket in Pak's Punjab province, were mistaken to be robbers by people, who decided to indulge in mob justice.

The video shows a gathering of large crowds as the mobs mercilessly beat the boys to death. What is more shocking is the fact that policemen were part of the mute bystanders, who watched the mob kill the teenage boys.

Authorities have confirmed that the two boys identified as Moiz Butt (17) and his brother Muneeb (15) were innocent.

Raising serious questions over the incident, several civic groups and youths held demonstrations to condemn the killings.

Now, the Supreme Court has sought action against the killers. Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who took suo moto notice of the incident after the footage was broadcast on TV news channels, observed that the killing reflected the "growing intolerance" in Pakistani society.

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