Bahawalpur court sentences student to death over professor’s murder

By: News Desk      Published: 02:39 AM, 17 Jan, 2021
Bahawalpur court sentences student to death over professor’s murder
Late Prof Khalid Hameed (L) and murder convict Khateeb Hussain.–File photo

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Bahawalpur on Saturday announced its verdict in the murder case of Professor Khalid Hameed. 

Khateeb Hussain, a third-year student at Bahawalpur's Government Sadiq Egerton College, had stabbed Associate Professor Khalid to death on March 19, 2019 over what he described as his "anti-Islam" remarks. Professor Khalid, head of the English department, was seated inside his office at the college when Khateeb accosted him and attacked him with a knife.

According to the initial information collected by the local police from the scene of the crime, Khateeb Hussain, a 5th-semester BS student at that time enrolled in the English Department, had exchanged words with Prof Hameed at around 8:40am over a 'welcome party', which was arranged at the college. 

The case was being heard by an anti-terrorism court and the court gave its verdict on Saturday, sentencing Khateeb to death. Also, the court sentenced Khateeb’s accomplice Zafar Hussain to seven years in prison because he incited Khateeb against Professor Khalid.