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Mob invaded a Pakistani police station and lynched a man accused of blasphemy

A mob in the Nankanasab City of Pakistan stormed a police station on the 11th of February and lynched a man under custody accused of blasphemy. Waris, a man in his early 20s, was taken into police custody after a mob attacked him for blasphemy against Islam.

However, the mob stormed the station, located in the city of Nankanasab, took Waris out of the premises, beat him to death and attempted to set his body on fire.
Police could not stop them because only a handful of officials were present at the police station. Finally, when reinforcement arrived, they were able to stop the mob from setting the body alive.
A video of the incident shared on social media and confirmed as authentic by the police, showed a man being dragged through the streets by his legs, stripped of his clothes and being pummelled by sticks and metal rods. 

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