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Eight arrested in Pakistan for killing student for ‘publishing blasphemous content online’

Eight members of the mob that brutally killed a university student for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online were arrested by Pakistan Police today.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 14, 2017 14:40 IST ]
Body of Mohammad Mashal
Villagers carry body of the victim named Mohammad MashalPhoto:AP

Eight members of the mob that brutally killed a university student for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online were arrested by Pakistan Police today.

The lynch mob had attacked two Abdul Wali Khan University students- Mashal and Abdullah -  for alleged blasphemy on Thursday.

While Mashal was killed, Abdullah was seriously injured in this incident.

An FIR was lodged in Sheikh Maltoon police station in Mardan against 20 suspects, eight of whom were later arrested, Dawn online reported.

The suspects were identified through video footage of the assault, and the police have formed three teams to arrest the remaining suspects, the report said.

On Thursday the two students were targeted by the violent mob on the campus premises for allegedly "publishing blasphemous content online". 

The campus was shut down following the incident and its hostels vacated to avoid any further escalation of violence.

(With IANS inputs)

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