Pakistani teenage boy kills man over alleged blasphemy | World News - Hindustan Times

Pakistani teenage boy kills man over alleged blasphemy

Jun 24, 2024 06:18 PM IST

The 14-year-old stabbed a 55-year-old man from Shia minority community for allegedly speaking against the companions of Prophet Muhammad.

A 14-year-old seminary student stabbed a man belonging to the Shia minority Muslim community to death for allegedly speaking against the companions of Prophet Muhammad in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said on Monday, the second blasphemy-related killing in the country in four days.

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The incident occurred on Sunday in Kunjah, Gujrat, approximately 170 km from Lahore.

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A senior police officer told PTI that the minor seminary student stabbed 55-year-old Nazir Hussain Shah to death after being incited by his father and uncle's remarks. The boy's father, a prayer leader at a Sunni mosque, and his uncle had told him that Shah would often speak against the companions of the Prophet.

"Getting motivated by the words of his father and uncle, the enraged teenager took a knife from his house and confronted Shah on Sunday afternoon, stabbing him multiple times and killing him on the spot. The boy then fled the scene," the police officer said.

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A police team has been formed to apprehend the boy, he said.

A case has been registered against the father and uncle under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The incident took place just two days after an enraged mob in the picturesque Pakistani town of Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday gunned down a tourist, dragged him through the town and later hanged him in full public view for allegedly committing desecration of the Quran. The 40-year-old victim, Muhammad Ismail, was accused of having burnt the pages of Islam's holy book.

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