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Student killed for asking "too many questions" about Islam

Student killed for asking "too many questions" about Islam

An undergraduate was recently killed by an angry mob of fellow students following accusations of blasphemy against Islam.

NAIJ.com gathered that the student identified as Mashal Khan, was studying Journalism in a Pakistani university located in the northern city of Mardan.

According to the police, Khan had been attacked alongside another young man after they were accused of posting offensive content on Facebook.

While the other student survived the attack, Khan was murdered in his hostel, and the school has since been shut down by authorities.

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Student killed in Pakistan by lynch mob for "being too curious" and asking "too many questions" about religion

Mashal Khan was accused of blasphemy against Islam and was murdered by an angry mob of students

While some reports claim late Khan was shot, others say he was beaten to death with sticks and bricks.

A senior police officer, Niaz Saeed, said hundreds of people tortured and killed him:

"He was badly tortured after being shot at a close range... He was beaten with sticks, bricks and hands."

The students had also acted on rumours, as police claims there were no previous investigations into the students' activities. However, an official at the Abdul Wali Khan University, where Khan was a student, said he was hated by other students for his liberal and secular views.

Student killed in Pakistan by lynch mob for "being too curious" and asking "too many questions" about religion

The hostel where Mashal Khan was murdered has been closed down

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NAIJ.com gathered that just like Nigeria where several people like one Bridget Agbahime, have been killed for alleged blasphemy against Islam, it is also a highly sensitive case in Pakistan.

Sometime in March 2017, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was said to have given a go-ahead to a wide-range crackdown on blasphemous content posted on social media. He was quoted as saying that blasphemy was an "unpardonable offence", via his party's official Twitter account.

Student killed in Pakistan by lynch mob for "being too curious" and asking "too many questions" about religion

Police guard the hostel where Masal Khan was murdered

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