MARDAN, Pakistan (VOA News) — An angry mob killed a fellow student at a Pakistani university campus Thursday on accusations that he’d posted blasphemous content online. It was the latest in a series of vigilante attacks over the increasingly contentious issue in the predominantly Muslim country.
Witnesses and local media reported angry students associated with the ruling right-wing political parties in Pakhtunkhwa province used sticks and broken glasses during the attack on Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan.
“The mob later fired at the tortured body of Mashal Khan and attempted to set the dead body on fire” before police stopped them, a witness said, requesting anonymity.
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