Blasphemy accused Scot shot by prison guard in Pak jail

A 70- year-old Scot awaiting execution in Pakistan over blasphemy charges was shot by a prison guard inside a jail.

ANI| Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

London: A 70- year-old Scot awaiting execution in Pakistan over blasphemy charges was shot by a prison guard inside a jail.

Muhammad Asghar, who hails from Edinburgh, was detained in 2010 for writing letters to a number of people claiming to be a prophet.

According to the BBC, the attack took place at 08:30 local time inside the Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, where he was being held.

The guard who shot the Scot was reportedly overpowered and disarmed by prison security, who rushed to the spot after hearing gunshots.

A doctor at the hospital where Asghar was taken said that he had been shot from the back and the bullet had crossed his body affecting his ribs and lungs, adding that he was now out of danger.