Pakistani student murders teacher for inviting women to party
The dead professor was due to retire in four months.
A student stabbed a college professor to death on Wednesday in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, apparently because he didn't agree with the idea of a planned party that women were going to be part of, a police official said.
Khalid Hameed, an English professor at the Government Sadiq Egerton College in Bahawalpur, was preparing for the farewell party when one of his students attacked him with a dagger, police said.
"Apparently, the accused has no link to any religious group but we are investigating about his past and the reasons behind his mindset," local police official Farhan Hussain said. He added that the motive given by the alleged attacker was Hameed's decision to hold the party.
The student, Khateeb Hussain, was in policy custody and was being charged with murder, police said.
Egerton College is one of few institutions in Pakistan with a majority female student population, with 4,000 women attending alongside 2,000 male students, Muhammad said.
The dead professor had been due to retire in four months.
Last year, a school principal was shot and killed after reprimanding a student for missing classes to attend a protest. The student equated the teacher's words with blasphemy, police said.
This month, a women's march was condemned and its organisers were threatened with rape and death for publicly demonstrating against taboo topics such as sexual harassment and the demonisation of divorce, and for calling out men for not doing housework.
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