Student confesses to murdering principal, sent on judicial remand

Faheem Shah says he is ashamed of his actions

Mureeb Mohmand January 27, 2018
Sareer Ahmad the principal of Islamia College Shabqadar.PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

SHABQADAR: A court in Shabqadar on Friday sent on judicial remand the student that allegedly killed his principal after he confessed to the murder.

Faheem Shah, in his confessional statement, said that he went to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik sit-in with a few of his friends after being asked to in a sermon held at his village mosque.

The statement, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, read, “I was absent from Islamia College, Shabqadar for a few days after coming back from the sit-in.” It added that the principal admonished him when he went back to his college.

Shah said that after this, he took a pistol to his college and shot the teacher. He added that he was later arrested by the FC on the spot. He also wrote that he was ashamed of his actions.

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Arif Khan, a police official, said Faheem was sent to jail by the court after the completion of a three-day investigation by a special investigation team.

The official added that in light of the confessional statement, it was clear that the motive behind the student’s act was a personal grievance.

The police also added that during their investigation, it was revealed that Faheem’s date of birth, according to the school’s records, is November 1, 2001 making him under-18.

Meanwhile, there are reports that some local are trying to convince the principal’s family to forgive the suspect.


Parvez | 5 years ago | Reply Another tragedy, another fitting case for the blasphemy law to be revisited so that its misuse is stopped.
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