Police: Blasphemy Accused Killed After Release in Pakistan

January 8, 2015 9:13 AM

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Police say a 52-year-old Muslim man arrested for blasphemy was killed by gunmen after being released from jail.

Police officer Mohammad Ayub said Thursday that the bullet-riddled body of Abid Mehmood was found the day before in Taxila, a town about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital Islamabad.

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