Another suspect of Mardan lynching case was arrested on Sunday. According to details, Security Incharge of Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) Mardan Bilal Bakhsh has been rounded up.
He is accused of torturing Mashal Khan while the student was being beaten up by the mob over accusations of blasphemy.
It should be noted that hundreds of students beat to death a classmate known for his liberal views on a university campus in the country’s conservative northwest Thursday.
Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot, and thrown from the second floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan university in Mardan, sources at the university said.
Graphic video footage from the scene shows dozens of men outside the hostel kicking and hurling projectiles at a body sprawled on the ground.
The killing comes as Pakistani authorities including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan have been increasingly vocal over blasphemy in recent weeks. At least 36 suspects inolved have been arrested so far.—NNI