FAISALABAD – Police have arrested the alleged murderer of an 18-year-old bus hostess from a Punjab city.
According to the first information report (FIR) registered at the Sargodha Road police station, Mehwish Arshad was employed at a bus company.
The accused, Umer Daraz, a security guard employed at the same company that the deceased previously worked at, wished to marry her, but she rejected the proposal, following which he shot her to death publicly five days ago.
According to reports, the suspect is currently in custody and is being interrogated.
On Thursday, a CCTV footage of the incident started making rounds on social and electronic media, which showed that Mehwish was approached by the attacker when she was getting ready to go home from work. He cornered her on a stairwell in a street and held her at gunpoint. He was seen to have exchanged some words and manhandled her, right after which he opened fire, killing the young bus hostess instantly.
The teenage deceased was the sole breadwinner of her home after the death of her father.