Islamabad, Jan 8: A man, who claimed himself to be the Prophet Mohammed, has been shot dead in Islamabad, Pakistan. The incident came into light during the time when a deadly terror attack killed at least 12 people and injured many for mocking the prophet in Paris.
52-year-old Abid Mehmood earlier was arrested for blasphemy. After his release from jail on Wednesday, Jan 7, unidentified gunmen killed him.
His bullet-riddled body has been discovered at Taxila, a town about 40 km from Islamabad, informed Police officer Mohammad Ayub.
The officer also informed that the victim was arrested in 2011 after claiming to be Islam's prophet, but authorities freed him recently after concluding that he was mentally unstable.
The cop on Thursday informed that relatives of the deceased buried him at the courtyard of his home after residents objected to his burial at a local graveyard.
According to Pakistan's harsh blasphemy laws, anyone convicted of insulting Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, can be sentenced to death. However, people often take the law into their own hands.