Prakash Kumar, a local business owner, was suspected of sharing a picture containing allegedly blasphemous content on WhatsApp, Hub police officials said.
A First Information Report was registered against Kumar on the complaint of various community members under Sections 295-A and 295-C of Pakistan's blasphemy law. The suspect was shifted to Gaddani Central Jail.
The punishment for blasphemy under Pakistan law: death. Of course, the lovely populace doesn't want to wait. They want to murder the infidel NOW!
An hours-long protest outside the Hub city police station turned violent, with protesters pelting stones at police, after law enforcement officials refused the protesters' demand that police hand over the Hindu man to the community so they could administer justice themselves and 'punish' Kumar.
The mob drew blood.
Hub Circle Deputy Sub-Inspector Police Jan Mohammad Khosa as well as Police Constable Mukhtiar Ahmed, and Additional Deputy Commissioner Tariq Javed Mengal were injured in the violence, along with an Edhi rescue official and a child.
The child later succumbed to his injuries, as he had received bullet wounds which turned fatal. The deceased boy is yet to be identified.