University security officer arrested over Mashal lynching

Staff Report

PESHAWAR -- Police Sunday (April 23) arrested a security officer at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan District in connection with the lynching of student Mashal Khan, Dawn reported.

The detainee, Bilal Bakhsh, is the main suspect in the case, said police.

A mob beat Khan to death on campus April 13 after hearing that he had supposedly committed blasphemy. Police have made 35 arrests so far.

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