Man held for attacking Mufti Taqi Usmani says he is mentally sick
Laiq Asim, the man, who has been arrested in connection with an attack on Mufti Taqi Usmani in Karachi on Thursday (July 8), has said that he has psychological problems and is presently undergoing treatment for that, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
In an interview with 24News TV channel, he said that since he had a dispute with his in-laws, who had also attacked him, he kept a dagger with him for his safety. “And when I went to the police station to lodge a complaint, the latter did not register the case,” he regretted.
“I am a devotee of Mufti sahib. I read his books. How on earth can I attack him? I would rather sacrifice my life for him,” he clarified.
Asim said if he was not released, he would go mad.
Reporter Mumtaz Jamali