Mardan lynching: several arrested; probe begins

Mardan lynching: several arrested; probe begins

Mardan Lynching News

MARDAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have arrested several suspected
people involved in the Mardan lynching of a student and registered a case on Friday.

Investigations have been kick-started into the lynching of Mashal Khan, a student of Mass Communication department of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan.

The university has been closed after the lynching incident. Administration
has dispatched the initial report to governor KPK.

The initial report prepared by KPK police revealed that three students, not
one, were tortured in the incident; however, the extreme mob torture claimed
life of Mashal Khan.

According to police sources, injured Abdullah is in police custody; however,
the wounded Zubair is unaccounted for.

The police said both the friends of Mashal Khan are in stable condition.

The report said Mashal Khan was killed after proper planning, as students organized a meeting in the run up to the lynching and mapped out the details to torture Mashal.

No evidences regarding blasphemy by the deceased have so far been found, the report mentioned.

FIR filed against the lynching names 20 people including three university employees. Three police teams have been formed to make more arrests of people involved in the lynching.

DPO Mardan Mian Saeed said eight out of 20 named accused have been arrested and they have been identified with the help of videos.

The FIR was lodged at Sheikh Maltoon Town (SMT) Police Station under clauses of anti-terrorism, murder and murder attempt.

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