A man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has been shot dead inside a courtroom. The incident took place in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
The man, Tahir Ahmed Nasim, claimed to be a prophet of Islam. After that, the police arrested him for insulting religion.
The security forces said that six shots were fired at the person who insulted religion. The assailant has been arrested in this incident.
Nasim has been in police custody since 2016 on charges of insulting religion by claiming to be a prophet. He has violated the blasphemy law by claiming to be a prophet. The case filed against Nasim alleges violation of sections 295-A, 295-B and 295-C of the Blasphemy Act.
It is alleged that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by claiming to be a prophet. According to the law, the maximum punishment for this crime is death.
According to the local administration, the assailant was arrested from the spot immediately after the attack. He also pleaded guilty during the preliminary interrogation.
In Pakistan, the maximum punishment under the blasphemy law is death. Although no one has been given the maximum punishment so far. However, at least six people have been killed in various attacks on the accused since 1990.