KOHAT: A third-year MBBS student of the Abbottabad Medical College was gunned down in her hometown of Kohat on Saturday, allegedly for rejecting a marriage proposal.
Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student at Abbottabad Medical College was killed in her hometown of Kohat on Saturday. The accused, Mujahidullah, who wanted to marry her shot her, for rejecting his proposal.
The deceased, who had been in Kohat for her vaccinations, had just stepped off a rickshaw along with her sister-in-law when the awaiting Mujahid, accompanied by his brother Sadiqullah, opened fire. The girl had been rushed to hospital on Saturday, and finally succumbed to her wounds late Sunday.
Aasma’s family alleges that the accused had issued threats in the past as well. The father of Aasma has appealed for justice from high-ranking officials.
The also informed the police that Mujahid was the nephew of influential local leader and President of PTI Kohat district, Aftab Alam, and feared that he would use his political influence to get his nephew off the hook.
However, Aftab Alam in a statement has said that the KP police is an independent law enforcement agency, and would continue their investigation professionally and bring the perpetrator to justice.
“This girl Asma is like my own daughter, but unfortunately I and my party are being dragged through the mud for political reasons,” he said.
“Rest assured no special favours will be made and the villains behind this will be apprehended soon enough” he added.
FIA CONTACTED FOR RED WARRANT OF ACCUSED:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police contacted the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for issuing a red warrant of accused Mujahid.
During the course of investigation, it was revealed that Mujahid Afridi had left Pakistan for Saudi Arabia on an Umra visa from the Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad by flight number SV 889 at 9:00 pm on January 27, a KP police spokesman said on Monday.
He said the accused had left for Islamabad airport soon after committing the crime on January 27 and complainant Muhammad Irfan, son of Ghulam Dastagir, reported to the police the same day at 3:45 pm that his sister Asma Rani , a third year medical student, was shot at by Mujahid Afridi and Sadiqullah at Kohat Development Authority Township, Kohat, at around 3:20 pm, who later succumbed to her injuries in a hospital.
A joint investigation team (JIT) has also been formed to probe the murder of the medical college student, after reports that she was killed for rejecting a marriage proposal.