Police resorted to aerial firing and tear-gas shelling in a bid to disperse the crowd.
The report further claimed Frontier Constabulary arrived at the police station to assist the police in quelling the situation, as an estimated 3,000-4,000 had gathered outside the police station.#Chitral became the number one trend on Twitter following the incident.
It is situated on the western bank of the Chitral River (also called Kunarl River) and at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak (25,289 feet) of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range.
The district is administratively divided into two tehsils (subdivisions); Chitral and Mastuj.
“The Kalash community had also gathered to save the family and when the Muslims chanting slogans attacked the house with sticks and pelted stones everybody was running for their lives,” Rehmat, who was out of breath from fleeing the scene, told AFP by telephone.
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the man for committing blasphemy.
According to a report, the police were ascertaining the man's mental health.
The Kalash, country’s smallest religious minority, celebrate their gods through music and dance – an anomaly in conservative Muslim Pakistan.
Faces of Kalash: Untold stories of the valley They number only around 4,000, according to Rehmat.