Kohat police arrest accomplice in medical student murder case

  • Main accused has fled to Saudi Arabia soon after the murder

KOHAT – Police on Tuesday arrested an accomplice of the main suspect in the killing case of Asma Rani, who was a medical student and killed for refusing a marriage proposal.

Suspect Sadiqullah is the brother of the main accused Mujahid Gul Afridi, who has fled abroad after killing the third-year student.

Rani, a student at Abbottabad Medical College, was shot dead in her hometown on Saturday when she had been visiting his family during session break at the college.

The victim had received three bullets and later she was shifted to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Aasma, in a statement before her death at the hospital, alleged that Mujahid Afridi opened fire at her. Afridi has been identified at nephew of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader.

Main accused in Aasma murder case flees to Saudi Arabia on ‘Umrah’ visa: KP police

On Monday, the Inspector General (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Salahuddin Mehsud has confirmed that Mujahid Afridi had successfully managed to flee to Saudi Arabia from Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad on an Umrah visa right after the murder.

He said that the KP police has contacted the FIA for red warrants of the accused.

DPO Kohat Abbas Marwat said that Mujahid and Sadiq have been nominated in the FIR. He said that process for red warrants through Interpol has been started. He said that the KP police has sought the assistance of FIA and other federal agencies.

The DIG of Police, however, told the media that so far the police has faced no political pressure in probing the case.