According to a local police officer an imam told a gathering at a village mosque that those who love the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) always say their prayers, then asked who among the crowd had stopped praying. The boy raised his hand by mistake after apparently mishearing the question.
The crowd swiftly accused him of blasphemy so he went to his house and cut off the hand he had raised, put it on a plate, and presented it to the cleric. The incident took place some 125 kilometers south of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. A video in which the boy is greeted by villagers in the street as his parents proclaim their pride has also spread on social media. No complaint has been made, he said, so no police report has been filed and there will be no investigation.