Mashal Khan was murdered on university administration’s provocation, confesses prime suspect

MARDAN (Dunya News) – Murder case of Mashal Khan, the slain student of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, has begun to unfold as prime accused Wajahat Khan confessed that Mashal was killed on university administration’s provocation.

According to details, Wajahat Khan recorded his statement that he had conflicts with ideologies of Mashal Khan and they often indulged in arguments with each other. He further told that Abdullah and Zubair also shared the ideas of Mashal Khan.

Wajahat Khan revealed that university administration enraged people by giving statements against Mashal Khan in chairman’s office. Wajahat told that on the day of the incident, he was summoned to chairman’s office by Mudassir Bashir where lecturer Zia Ullah Hamdard, Peer Asfandyar, Anees, superintendent Arshad, clerk Saeed, Idrees and twenty others were present.

Wajahat told that Mudassir Bashir announced to become the witness of Mashal Khan’s blasphemous comments. Clerk Idrees, he continued, responded that we do not need a communist in this university. Security incharge Bilal Bakhsh threatened to take action against the supporters of Mashal, and said he will Kill Mashal Khan, added Wajahat.

After listening to the security incharge, all people got infuriated and everybody in the office started moving towards the hostel where they beat Abdullah first, and then killed Mashal Khan after brutal torture, told Wajahat.

Wajahat Khan said that university administration is responsible for Mashal’s murder. He further added that the management should have informed police instead of taking action itself.

Inspector General police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Mehsud said it was not university administration’s duty to conduct inquiry, police should have been informed. He also told that police have still got no proofs regarding the allegations made against Mashal Khan.


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