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Lahore Security Guard Shot Dead By Colleague Over Blasphemy Allegations

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A security guard of a private company in Lahore allegedly gunned down his colleague over alleged blasphemy.

Both guards employed by Akhar Steel Mills had an argument on religion which resulted in the murder of Muhammad Azam, who was also hafiz-e-Quran, while he was sleeping. Following the murder, suspect Jamaat Ali, a resident of Shahdara, fled the scene.

An FIR was registered at Baghbanpura police station by the victim’s brother. As per the report, the incident took place on Aug 17 and the victim was buried the next day in his hometown Bahawalnagar.

The other security guards working at the factory on the condition of anonymity said that the argument between the two started after Azam wrote a piece on a religious issue. Jamaat had a problem with it and soon the debate between the two turned into a heated argument.

The family of the victim said he was a hafiz-e-Quran and had been giving Quran lessons to children for three years before he moved to Lahore for better employment opportunities in June.

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