Pakistani woman arrested on charge of blasphemy

SIALKOT, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - Locals say woman suffers from mental health issues, recently returned home after spending two months in Lahore hospital.

The Daska City police on Sunday arrested a 42-year-old woman suspected of committing blasphemy and shifted her to the Sialkot District Jail after registering a case against her.

However, the locals said the woman was mentally deranged and she recently got back home after spending two months in a Lahore hospital.

According to the first information report lodged under sections 298 and 298-A PPC, one Rehman Mehmood Anwar alleged that the woman had publicly committed blasphemy against the prophets and companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) near a tea stall on Bank Road in Daska. 

The police arrested the suspect, shifted her to the Sialkot District Jail and started investigation into the case.

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