According to Dawn, 23-year-old Mashal Khan was done to death and another was seriously injured by a vigilate mobe for allegedly “publishing blasphemous content online”.
The incident occurred within the university premises.
The campus was shut down indefiniely following the incident and its hostels vacated to avoid a further escalation of violence.
At least 45 people had been arrested in connection with the incident, reports quoted Mardan District Police Officer Mian Saeed as saying.
No case had been filed against the two students prior to the incident and police had not been investigating the two on blasphemy charges.
The mob instead seems to have been incited by rumours circulating among the university’s student body.