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Bahawalpur college student kills his professor after accusing him of ‘promoting vulgarity’

He is in police custody

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 20, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Mar 20, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

He is in police custody

Khalid Hameed, a professor of the English department, was stabbed to death by one of his students in Bahawalpur’s SE College on Wednesday.

Khateeb Hussain, a student of the fifth semester in the English department was identified as the attacker. He surrendered himself to the police after killing the professor. An FIR has been lodged against him under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Students of the college said that a “farewell party” was going to be organised in the college on March 21 where male and female students were supposed to perform Jhoomar – a cultural dance on folk music.

The attacker believed that this was “un-Islamic.” The students at the college described Hussain as a “very good” student. They said, howver, that they saw a change in him in the last three months. He was not coming to college regularly and taking classes only two or three days in a week.

Hussain believed that professor Hameed had anti-Islamic views. The students contradicted his statement and said that they never saw the professor expressing anti-religious views.

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Officials at the college said that the Directorate of Student Affairs received letters from unidentified men on Tuesday saying that girls are being made to dance in the name of a function which is tantamount to “promoting vulgarity and Islam doesn’t allow it”.

“We will not allow promotion of such activities in the college,” the letter said. Professor Hameed’s son, Waleed, told SAMAA Digital that he spoke with his father last night about the matter and he said that he had nothing to do with the farewell party because the administration was organising it.

“I demand justice,” Waleed said. “I am feeling threatened. We have not been given security.” Police officials say that the suspect has confessed to murdering the professor and a special investigation team has been formed to probe the case.

An official said that the police tried to contact the family of the attacker but they found his home locked when they reached there.

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  1. Dr Usman Amin  March 20, 2019 11:32 pm/ Reply

    The state is responsible to make sure no hate speech is carried out in different versions/ sects of state religion as well as other religions too. This action is an example of extreme intolerance. A proper inquiry can explain what happened and why happened. What steps in the future can prevent this.

    The state needs to have some kind of regulations in the Jummah Sermons too. Security and tolerance is of utmost importance. Killing a fellow muslim is the worst thing possible in the name of a religion.

    The instigator must be brought to justice.

  2. Hamza  March 21, 2019 2:07 am/ Reply


  3. Ahmer  March 21, 2019 1:24 pm/ Reply

    Why there a need to perform a mixed gender dance at a farewell party? The person who came up with this idea should be arrested as this caused all issues.

    When people running a place don’t fulfil their responsibilities then others take matters in their own hands, and such tragedies happen.

  4. Dur e shahwar bhutta  March 22, 2019 12:05 am/ Reply

    A Muslim is one , from whom hands other muslims remain safe ……….
    Or aik muslim pr dusre muslim ki jan , maal or izzat haram h….means kisi ko ye haqq ni ponhchta chahey koi b reason ho k kisi ko qatal kr de jan se mar de …ye students kis trf ja rahe hein..itni tashadudana mentility ….

  5. Sultan  March 22, 2019 8:45 am/ Reply

    It is not just about justice. Case should be investigated and the reasons behind the change in his personality are to be found and eradicated.

  6. S. IsrarAli  March 22, 2019 4:31 pm/ Reply

    Need to be hanged by the neck till death for murdering professor!

  7. S. IsrarAli  March 22, 2019 4:37 pm/ Reply

    Need to be hanged by neck till death for cold blooded murder of Professor!

  8. Ex student  March 26, 2019 3:32 am/ Reply

    Need to be hanged on se college entrance and remained there two days.

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