Pak held, teacher stabbed to death:




A Pak­istani man was ar­rested Wed­nes­day on sus­pi­cion of stab­bing to death a teacher in broad day­light out­side a univer­sity in the Paris sub­urbs.

The 66-year-old teacher, an Ir­ish­man who taught English, was stabbed re­peat­edly in front of the pri­vate Leonardde-Vinci univer­sity in Courbevoie, north­west of Paris.

Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Fred­erique Vi­dal ex­pressed “deep shock and anger” at a killing which has stunned stu­dents and staff at the univer­sity in the La De­fense busi­ness district just out­side the cap­i­tal.

“It’s a tragedy that has struck the whole com­mu­nity. This was a lan­guage teacher who had been here for 20 years and was re­spected by every­one,” the univer­sity’s di­rec­tor Pas­cal Brouaye told re­porters.

A source close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion said the teacher, who has not been named, was stabbed 13 times, in­clud­ing in the throat.

He was de­clared dead at 12:35 pm, and a knife was found at the scene.

A po­lice source said the sus­pect, who is in cus­tody, was a former stu­dent at the univer­sity who was born in Pak­istan in 1981 and was not pre­vi­ously known to po­lice. (RTRS)

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