Mashal Khan murder investigations take new turn

Mashal Khan murder investigations take new turn

MARDAN: The investigations of the Mashal Khan cold blooded murder on charges of blasphemy has taken a new turn as Police has not found any solid grounds of blasphemy by Mashal Khan.

Police have collected evidence from the hostel room of Mashal Khan – the Abdul Wali Khan University student who was accused of committing blasphemy and killed by an angry mob on Thursday.

DIG Mardan Alam Shinwari said in the initial investigation there had been no evidence found that Mashal was involved in blasphemy.

“Till now no evidence has been found which proves Mashal spoke anything controversial about religion or his involvement in blasphemy,” DIG Mardan said.

The postmortem report has revealed that Mashal died from a gunshot wound.

Speaking in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak said he had been in contact with the police and according to reports so far, nothing had emerged until now which suggested that Mashal committed blasphemy.