Mardan: The Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) has suspended seven of its employees on Tuesday for their involvement Mashal Khan’s murder on campus on April 13 over blasphemy accusations.

According to a notification issued by the university registrar, the university had suspended seven employees in connection with an FIR lodged at the SMT Mardan police station.

The suspended employees include directorate of academics superintendent Afsar Khan, Garden Campus Library office assistant Muhammad Ajmal and storekeeper Sajjad Ali, Botany Department office assistant Anas Ali Sangar, Bio-Chemistry Department senior clerk Hanif Ahmed, P&D Directorate office assistant Ali Khan and Physical Education & Sports Department attendant Nawab Ali.

Mashal, a 23-year-old student of journalism and mass communication at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, was shot and beaten to death by a mob of fellow students at the university’s campus on April 13.

Courtesy: TNN


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