Runaway Sabir Mayar surrenders to Mardan police: Mashal lynching case

Runaway Sabir Mayar surrenders to police: Mashal lynching case

Peshawar (Web Desk) : One of the two remaining runaways in Mashal Khan lynching case, Sabir Mayar, handed himself over to Mardan police on Monday according to Madran District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed.

Mayar, who was the president of Pakhtun Student Federation, is said to be the one who hatched the plan for Mashal’s murder as he was threatened by the latter’s stance against his activities at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan.

He said the accused was one of the two fugitives who had been on the run following the murder of the student.

Earlier this month, Mohammad Arif, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) tehsil councillor was arrested from Mardan.

On February 7, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced one of the accused to death while the court also cleared 26 of the suspects. The three years jail time that was awarded to the other 25 suspects, was also disposed and the suspects were later released on bail.

Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student of Mass Communication and media studies at the Abdul Wali Khan University was lynched by a mob on April 13, 2017 after blasphemy allegations. The video of his murder, which circulated on social media, was also presented as evidence in front of the court.

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