Police arrested five more suspects in the Mashal Khan murder case, confirmed the official to a local newspaper. Three students and two employees of the university were arrested from different districts, told District Police Officer (DPO) MardanDrMian Saeed.
He also told that out of the 49 identified suspects, 47 had been arrested so far. The remaining two are believed to be hiding in tribal areas. Coordination with political agents in tribal areas are being sought in this regard.
A day earlier arrest of a member of the lynch mob who shot Mashal was made. The suspect was a class fellow of Mashal and a pistol was recovered from him. He accepted his crime during investigation.
Mashal Khan, a student of Abdul Wali Khan Unviersity, Mardan was lynched by a mob on April 13 in the university premises. He was accused of running Facebook pages which allegedly published blasphemous content.
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