The Lahore police have arrested a student for murdering his school principal. The principal, Shagufta, expelled him a day earlier for being involved in a relationship with a teacher at the school.
Another woman, Shagufta’s sister Farkhunda, was also critically injured in the attack while she tried to help her.
The incident took place in Maraka Quarters, in the jurisdiction of the Sundar police.
A case was registered on behalf of the principal’s husband, Muhammad Ashraf, who co-owns the school along with his wife, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. In the FIR, a copy of which is available with SAMAA Digital, he said that when he and his wife discovered that the boy was having “illicit” relations with a teacher at the school, they called his parents and expelled him on March 12.
A day later, while Shagufta and Farkhunda were in the school and Ashraf and Farkhunda’s husband were outside, the boy returned. Ashraf said they heard a scream calling for help. They saw the boy rushing away with a knife in his hand and when they found the women, they had both been stabbed. Shagufta’s throat had been slit.
She died while on her way to Jinnah Hospital, while her sister is critically injured and is being treated at Jinnah Hospital.
A case has been registered under sections 302 (murder) and 324 (attempted murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code against the boy.