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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 21, 2019

Two given life term in Mashal Khan murder

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Mar 21, 2019

PESHAWAR: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday sentenced two men to life imprisonment in Mashal Khan murder case.

Arif Khan,Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) councillor, and  Asad Katlang was convicted after being proven guilty in the 2017 murder of a Abdul Wali Khan University student in Mardan.

Also read:  Who killed Mashal Khan?

The ATC in its judgement that reserved on March 12 acquitted two suspects  Sabir Mayar and Izhar Joni for lack of evidence.

The convict were involved in the lynching of Mashal Khan after accusing him of blasphemy. 

The brutal murder had sparked countrywide outrage.

Speaking to the media, Mashal Khan's father Iqbal said he would challenge the court's decision to  acquit the two accused in the high court.

As many as 61 people were nominated in the brutal lynching of the student. 

In January an ATC judge in Abbottaad had convicted six people in the case, handing down death sentence to one convict while life imprisonment to five others.

 Judge Fazal Subhan had acquitted 26 other suspects nominated in the case.