Main accused in Asma Rani murder case caught

Main accused in Asma Rani murder case caught

The key accused in the Asma Rani murder case was arrested from Dubai Thursday.

Mujahid Afridi, the suspect, was located with the help of Interpol, said Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa IG Salahuddin Mehsud. He will soon be brought to Pakistan. He is the nephew of a political leader in Kohat.Asma Rani, a third-year medical student, was shot dead in Kohat in January.

She was allegedly killed over refusing a marriage proposal. She was taken to a nearby hospital in Kohat after being shot thrice. In a video statement that went viral, she identified Mujahid as the assailant before succumbing to her wounds.

The 23-year-old student was visiting Kohat, her hometown, during her holidays.

The K-P police had requested FIA to approach Interpol as Mujahid had reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia. Interpol had placed Mujahid’s name on its most-wanted list. AP/AFP