The incident happened in the Punjabi metropolis of Sialkot on Friday.
Khan referred to as the incident a “horrific vigilante attack” and stated he was overseeing the investigations.
“Let there be no mistake, those responsible will be punished with [the] full severity of the law. Arrests are in progress,” Khan stated on Twitter on Friday.
Kumar’s physique has since been recovered from the mob and dropped at an area hospital, Shehzad stated.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan condemned the incident and stated: “The savagery with which a Sialkot mob has tortured a Sri Lankan man to death on flimsy allegations of blasphemy should bring home the grim reality of spiralling radicalisation in Pakistan.”
Punjab’s chief minister Usman Buzdar stated in a tweet that the inspector common of police has been tasked to analyze the incident.
CNN has reached out to the Sri Lankan Embassy for remark.