Until recently, Muhammed Ejaz was only known as a Pakistani paramedic who probably seemed unlikely to earn a reputation for notoriety. That is, until the 28-year-old man was arrested last week and confessed to killing three gay men.
Police say the Pakistani paramedic had intercourse with his victims before killing them. That’s an interesting detail, considering the man insisted he wanted to broadcast a message about the “evils” of homosexuality, all while engaging in sex with homosexual men.
Last night, Ejaz gave an interview from his prison cell while being restrained by handcuffs. Although he did display some remorse, the Pakistani paramedic asserts his overall purpose was to stop the wrongdoing he sees as associated with homosexuality.
He stated, “It is tragic that the families have lost their relatives but they were spreading evil in society and I had to stop it.” He also talked about his belief that gay people are spreading diseases and are unable to control their actions.
All three victims were found sedated with their necks broken. Investigators eventually detained the Pakistani paramedic by asking a former lover to lure him to a location where police officers were waiting.
The Pakistani paramedic got married in 2011, and now has two infant children. He insists he’s not gay, and reported his family did not know anything about what he did.
Ejaz alleges he was sexually abused by an older boy when he was about 10 years of age, and says he has hated gay people ever since. The paramedic also discussed having a very unhappy upbringing outside of that incident.
The case is being brought before a Pakistani court today, and at least one member of the Pakistani gay community fears the paramedic-turned-serial-killer may be seen as a hero by some Muslims who consider themselves to be conservatives. That individual said homosexuality is often perceived as being connected to child abuse, and there are some people who think if there were fewer gay people, child abuse would decrease too.
If you’re wondering how the Pakistani paramedic came to know his victims, he confessed to going online to social media networks via his mobile phone. Even posing as a person attracted to the same sex was potentially risky for the killer. That’s because sexual activity between people of the same gender is not legal in the country, and is punishable by at least two years in prison, depending on the specifics of the situation. Now though, the Pakistani paramedic is in trouble either way, especially since he leaves no doubt about the fact that he committed the murders, and why.