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Vice A Pakistani teacher was stabbed to death allegedly over a blasphemy accusation that stemmed from a child’s dream. Safoora Bibi, who taught a religious seminary in the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan, was killed on Tuesday by three women who claimed the Prophet Muhammad had ordered her killing in a dream by a child.
The child, a 13-year-old girl, is related to one of the suspects and “had seen a dream last night that the Prophet Muhammad had directed them that the victim had committed blasphemy against the Prophet and that the Prophet had ordered them to slaughter the victim,” Najam Hasnain Liaquat, a police officer investigating the case, told reporters on Tuesday.
Police said Bibi, 21, died of a stab wound to the neck after three women attacked her on Tuesday morning outside the seminary with a knife and stick. Blasphemy is a crime punishable by death in the Muslim-majority country, and accusations of the offense have often been used to settle personal vendettas by turning the accused into a target of criminal investigation or mob violence.