A police officer opens fire in a Christian school in Pakistan: two students killed, five others injured
"He is a murderer, arrested with the murder weapon. I promise the parents that we will meet the demands of justice. Our hearts are sad."
On May 16, a shooting took place at a Catholic missionary school in Pakistan. A police officer opened fire on students at a school run by nuns in Sangota. We mourn the death of two schoolgirls. Five others were injured.
The policeman Alam Khan was arrested as part of the ongoing investigation. He had already been suspended twice for violent behavior. "He is a murderer, arrested with the murder weapon. I promise the parents that we will meet the demands of justice. Our hearts are sad," Shafiullah Gandapur, a police officer in Swat district, told his subject.
“This man was responsible for the safety of the children, the staff, the parents, everyone. This is what he was paid for,” Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore tells the organization Aid to the Church in Need, "but in a moment of madness, he did this because the school teaches girls. It shows how aggressive these groups that oppose women's education can be. Everyone has a right to a education."
"We feel threatened and insecure amid growing terrorism in the country. We demand that the guard be punished, to avoid similar incidents in the future," he added.