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Teaching in the face of terror in Pakistan

Catholic academic welcomes death sentence for Muslim fanatic student who killed college lecturer

Teaching in the face of terror in Pakistan

Khateeb Hussain moments after killing his professor at Government Sadiq Egerton College of Bahawalpur in Punjab province in March 2019. (Photo supplied)

Khateeb Hussain, a third-year student who made headlines in 2019 for stabbing his college professor to death, was sentenced to death in Pakistan on Jan. 16.

An anti-terrorism court in Bahawalpur, Punjab province, also sentenced his accomplice and class fellow to seven years in prison because he provoked Hussain against Khalid Hameed, a lecturer in English at Government Sadiq Egerton College.

On March 20, 2019, the 21-year-old bachelor of science student attacked and inflicted serious injuries with a knife on his professor in a small office next to the English department staff room over reservations about a farewell party where male and female students were supposed to perform a jhoomar, a folk dance that the student considered offensive to Islam.

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