Mashal Khan had informed about a fake social media networking account
Mashal Khan had informed about a fake Facebook account being operated in his name 5 months ago. He was a student of Abdul Wali Khan University and was assassinated by a number of fellow students on Thursday.
Khan was brutally killed by an enraged mob in his dorm room. This lynching incident in the Abdul Wali Khan University by an enraged mob sent shock waves across Pakistan and around the world. It has been learnt that Mashal Khan, the deceased student had informed about the fake account operated on Facebook in his name. He clearly mentioned that the fake account operator was trying to blackmail him. This post is clearly shown on his personal Facebook account. He also expressed fears that the operator of the fake account was trying to defame his reputation. The student had fears that the blackmailer could be one of his friends. This was expressed on his Twitter account too.
There are some messages from Mashal Khan’s original Facebook id, in which the deceased a student was expressing his utmost respect for the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The interesting fact is that a blasphemous comment was again made after the brutal killing of Mashal Khan. This was also made from another account under his name that clearly shows that someone else was operating that fake account and continued to do so after his death. The blasphemy comment was subsequently removed on the fake account.
The law enforcers are reviewing the statement by Abdul Wali Khan University students and staff members. This has been confirmed by the police and varsity officials. In addition to this, the messages or comments posted on the Facebook are also being carefully analyzed.
In connection with the incident, at least 45 people had been arrested in by Thursday. This has been confirmed by Dr. Mian Saeed, a Mardan District Police Officer.