One gets death, 5 life term in Pakistan student lynching

Feb 08, 2018, 10:54 IST | Agencies

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced one person to death and life imprisonment to five others for lynching a 23-year-old university student, who was falsely accused of blasphemy

Representation pic
Representation pic

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced one person to death and life imprisonment to five others for lynching a 23-year-old university student, who was falsely accused of blasphemy. Of the total 57 accused in the case, the court sentenced 25 others to four-year jail term and acquitted 26 others, officials said.

Last April, Mashal Khan, a student of journalism at the Abdul Wali Khan University in the northwestern city of Mardan, was dragged out of his university accommodation by a mob of hundreds of his fellow students over rumours, which later proved to be unfounded, that he had posted some blasphemous content on social media. He was stripped and badly beaten before being shot and his body mutilated.

57
Total no. of accused in the case

26
Total no. of people acquitted in the case

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