Thu, 24 Oct 2019

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 17 (ANI): A 22-year-old social media activist and blogger was hacked to death by unidentified men here, the police said on Monday.

Muhammad Bilal Khan, having over 16,000 followers on Twitter, 48,000 on his YouTube channel and 22,000 on Facebook, was with his uncle Ehtesham when he received a phone call after which a man took him to the nearby forest on Sunday night, Dawn news quoted Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Malik Naeem, as saying.

The police added that the suspect used a dagger to kill him, and some people even heard the sound of the gunfire that took place near G-9/4 area in the city.

Khan's uncle was also seriously injured in the incident and is currently admitted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) here.

Several Twitter users have reportedly said that Khan's criticism of the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) led to his killing.

On Sunday night, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered at 11 pm at Karachi Company police station by the deceased's father Abdullah under Section 302 (premeditated murder), 304 (proof of qatl-i-amd liable to qisas), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA).

Abdullah said that the incident had created fear among the people and called for strict action against the suspects who had killed his son and injured his cousin.

My son's "only fault was that he spoke about the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions," he added, saying he was proud of his son. (ANI)

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