Man shot dead for 'blasphemy' in Pakistan courtroom

International Desk
29 July 2020, Wed
Published: 11:21

Man shot dead for 'blasphemy' in Pakistan courtroom

A man accused of blasphemy for claiming that he was a prophet has been shot dead in a courtroom in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police officials say, the latest violence associated with Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws.

Tahir Ahmad Naseem was shot six times during a hearing in his case at a district court on Wednesday, police official Ijaz Ahmed told. according to Al Jazeera.

"The culprit accepts responsibility for killing him, and says that he killed him for having committed blasphemy," said police official Ahmed. 

"[The suspect] has been arrested from the scene."

breakingnews/fas