Student stabs teacher to death over 'un-Islamic welcome party'

Bahawalpur police arrest accused, register case against student

Kashif Zafar March 20, 2019

BAHAWALPUR: A student stabbed his teacher to death over organising a welcome party which he believed was un-Islamic in Bahawalpur on Wednesday.

Police arrested the accused and registered a case against him.

Bahawalpur's  Sadiq Egerton College had organised a welcome party for newly enrolled students.

However, one of the students at the college, identified as Khateeb, had expressed his displeasure against the party and claimed the gathering was against the Islamic teachings.

Khateeb got into a heated argument with his teacher, Khalid Hameed.

In a fit of rage, Khateeb brandished a knife and stabbed the teacher several times.

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As a result, Khalid sustained multiple wounds to the head and stomach.

Hearing the victim’s screams, staff gathered and rushed Khalid to Bahawal Victoria Hospital.

However, he did not survive his injuries. Police have arrested Khateeb and have registered a case against him at Civil Lines police station.

Earlier on March 13, a matric student was arrested after he stabbed and killed his school principal, while also injuring her sister, in Sundar area of the city.

The injured woman was shifted to Jinnah Hospital in critical condition.

Reportedly, Rizwan, the suspect, had developed relations with one of the teachers at his school. However, the school’s principal Shagufta found out about the relationship. As a result, the teacher was fired and Rizwan was expelled. Shagufta also informed Rizwan’s family about the relationship.

After the incident, Rizwan was enraged and paid a visit to Shagufta’s house. He stabbed her with a knife, critically injuring her. When Shagufta’s sister Farkhanda tried to come to her rescue, the accused also attacked her.