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Mashal Khan lynching case: ATC to announce verdict for last four suspects on March 16

March 12, 2019

Civil society members, university students and children hold placards as they take part in a protest against the killing of Mashal Khan in Islamabad on April 15, 2017. (AFP)

An anti-terrorism court has reserved its verdict in the Mashal Khan lynching case. It will be announced on March 16.

The lawyers completed their arguments on Tuesday. At least 46 witnesses have already recorded their statements in court.

Mashal Khan, a student of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, was beaten and shot to death by a mob on April 13, 2017. He was accused of blasphemy.

At least 61 people suspected to be involved in the lynching were charged in the first information report. As many as 57 people were sentenced by a court in Haripur in February 2018.

The current case pertains to the four suspects that were absconding from court during the first trial.​

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