A 28-year-old man in Pakistan has
confessed to killing three gay men whom he lured off the Internet with
the promise of sex.
Muhammad Ejaz met his victims on
Manjam, a social networking site for gay men.
Ejaz reportedly told investigators that
he used the site to arrange hookups with the men, but instead of sex,
he drugged and strangled them to death.
He called the murders “wrong” but
added he wanted to “give a message to these people and to society.”
“I tried to convince them to stop
their dirty acts, but they would not,” he said. “So I decided to
Police said Ejaz, a paramedic, had sex
with the men before murdering them, a claim Ejaz has denied, The
New York Times reported.
Police investigating the murders traced
Ejaz using the mobile phone records of his victims. Posing as a gay
man, they lured him to an apartment in Lahore.
Gay sex is illegal in Pakistan but
prosecutions are rare, the Times reported.