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Murder of Pakistani student was planned, inquiry finds

Blasphemy accusations were just a pretext for the lynching of a 23-year-old student by officials at Pakistan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, an inquiry from Pakistan's courts has found.

A report compiled by a Joint Investigation Team of Pakistan’s judiciary and published on 3 June found that there was “no evidence” that Mashal Khan had committed blasphemy before he was killed.

Khan, who studied communications at Abdul Wali Khan University in north Pakistan, was lynched by about 10 men on 13 April. The mob was incited by rumours that Khan had been posting blasphemous content on Facebook.

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