Teacher of Mardan University resigns for unable to save student

Tuesday 18 April 2017 a week ago 36   Mardan   Print

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Report  Web desk : MARDAN: Zia Ullah Hamdard, a teacher of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan has resigned from lectureship as he failed to save his student Mashal Khan from mobsters who was stripped and beat on campus. Zia Ullah described the moment he was turned on by a Pakistani mob as it lynched a liberal student in a deadly attack which has triggered shock, outrage and fear across the country. Hundreds of men attacked journalism student Mashal Khan last Thursday, stripping, beating and shooting him before throwing him from the second floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan university in the northwestern town of Mardan. 22 suspected people have been arrested so far over the killing, which came as the government ramped up its anti-blasphemy rhetoric in recent weeks. On Tuesday one of Khan teachers, Ziaullah Hamdard, told a private TV channel that he had been called to the scene at the university journalism department where students were shouting slogans against Khan and another student, Abdullah. One university employee threatened to kill Khan and cut him into pieces, Hamdard said. Then the mob began kicking in the door to a washroom where Abdullah had taken refuge. “All this happened in seconds, they broke the door, some of them had batons, they were furious — suddenly they entered inside… They were not listening to any one,” Hamdard said. 02