ISLAMABAD: A government college student was arrested on Wednesday after stabbing his professor to death for organizing a mixed-gender reception at the institution, police said.
Associate professor Khalid Hameed was stabbed on the campus of Sadiq Egerton College in Bahawalpur, according to police.
“The professor had organised a gender mix reception for the new students and the event was supposed to take place tomorrow, on Thursday,” police official said.
According to the report registered with the police, the student had shouted that he killed the professor because he was “spreading obscenity”.
The student alleged that the professor was ‘against Islam’ and he was organizing a function for the English department’s funfair, in which girls were to dance as well.
The professor´s son Waleed Khan, who was with him at the time of the incident, said the student was waiting for his father.
“As my father was about to step into his office, the guy attacked him with a knife, hitting him at his head and stomach,” he told AFP.
“We took him to hospital but he had already died,” he said.
He said the student dropped his knife and the guards arrested him.
The Punjab provincial government said on Twitter that the student had been arrested and the chief minister had sought a report from the police.