Student killed over alleged blasphemy in Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan: police

Mashal Khan

A student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed on campus and another injured on Thursday after being accused of sharing ‘blasphemous’ content online, according to initial reports.

At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and the campus has been shut down and until further notice. The hostels have been vacated and a search for the culprits is ongoing.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mardan Alam Shinwari said the student was accused of running Facebook pages which allegedly published blasphemous content.

He was assaulted by a group of students and appears to have succumbed to a gunshot wound, the DIG said. This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves. Initial reports in the media can sometimes be inaccurate. We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources such as concerned, qualified authorities and our staff reporters.

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