Pakistani Student Killed by Mob on Campus

The mass communication student was allegedly stripped naked and beaten with planks until his skull caved in. Ahmadis are considered non-Muslims by many mainstream Muslim groups. Graphic video footage of the incident has emerged online. However, its authenticity can not be verified by RT.

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervaiz Khattak, said investigators had so far found no evidence of offensive content on Mashal's social media accounts or his mobile phone.

"The government has already chose to conduct a judicial inquiry into this heinous crime", he had said and added that such an incident should not have occurred and the government was anxious about it.

Earlier, KP CM announced that investigation of Mashal Khan's murder will be done by a judicial inquiry committee.

According to the police report, thousands of students had joined hands in punishing the two victims, identified as Mashal and Abdullah.

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University administration official Fayaz Ali Shah confirmed that the mob of students had accused Mashal of blasphemy before killing him.

Mashal had talked about the student's issues and mishappening in university to a local TV channel just two days before his death.

At least 15 people were arrested in connection with the incident, which occurred in the university premises.

Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive charge in the conservative Muslim country, and can carry the death penalty. Insulting the Prophet Muhammad is punished as a capital crime, and hundreds are now on death row for allegedly doing so.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for a ban on all blasphemous content on social media in March.

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Activists have also accused religious conservatives of using blasphemy as a means of muzzling dissent. Four of them have reappeared and at least one has said he was abducted and interrogated by Pakistan's intelligence agencies.

The country's government denied any part in the activists' disappearances.

He expressed his grave concern over the tragedy where a 23-year-old student had been beaten to death by an emotionally charged mob.

Those who stand up against alleged blasphemy are often hailed as heroes in Pakistan.

Punjab's liberal governor Salman Taseer was killed in 2011 when he termed the regulations "black law".

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