Mardan student lynching: Case registered against 20 suspects

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 14 (ANI): Police in Mardan in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, have confirmed filing a first information report (FIR) against 20 suspects reportedly involved in the lynching of one university student, and an assault on another, over alleged blasphemy on Thursday.

The Dawn quoted Mardan District Police Officer Dr. Mian Saeed, as saying that of the 20 suspects against whom a case has been filed, eight have been arrested.

He said that the suspects were identified through CCTV footage of the incident, and that the police have formed three teams to arrest the remaining suspects.

On April 13, Abdul Wali Khan University students Mashal and Abdullah were targeted by a violent mob on campus premises. Mashal was killed, while Abdullah was injured for allegedly "publishing blasphemous content online", according to police. (ANI)