Man held for attacking Mufti Taqi Usmani says he is mentally sick

By: News Desk      Published: 03:41 PM, 9 Jul, 2021
Man held for attacking Mufti Taqi Usmani says he is mentally sick
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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.

He said he had gone to meet Mufti Usmani because he wanted him to give an edict on Khula which his wife was seeking from him.

Asim said if he was not released, he would go mad.

Asim tried to attack Mufti Taqi Usmani after Fajr prayers on Thursday, but the security guards got hold of him and handed him over to the police.

Reporter Mumtaz Jamali