Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak has said that a judicial inquiry will be launched into the Mardan lynching incident in which a university student lost his life.

Mashal Khan, a student of Abdul Wali Khan University’s Mass Communication department, was lynched by an enraged mob over blasphemy allegations at campus premises on Thursday.

Speaking to the media here today, Khattak said people cannot be allowed to take the law into their own hands, adding that this was a sensitive and important matter.

“I spoke to the Inspector-General last night and this morning as well. He is sending a report. When the report is prepared, we plan on launching a judicial inquiry because this is a very important and sensitive matter,” he told reporters.

Khattak said the police are not allowed inside the gates of the university, and that they arrived after they were called by the varsity administration.