PESHAWAR: Mujahidullah Afridi, the main suspect in the murder of Asma Rani, was arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, confirmed Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) IGP Salahudin Mehsud.
The IGP said that the UAE police called them in the evening to confirm that Mujhidullah Afridi had been taken into custody. He added that proper confirmation of his whereabouts and the conditions under which he was arrested will be available once documents are exchanged.
“We have been in constant contact with the UAE police for the past three weeks, with the call being made seven hours ago,” he said.
On January 27, Afridi, accompanied by his accomplice, had allegedly shot the victim dead in Kohat after she turned down his proposal of marriage.
Rani, a third-year medical student at Ayub Medical College, had named the suspect, nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) district leader as the one behind her murder.
The Interpol was approached through the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), with the request to help find the accused so that he can face a trial in Pakistan after the Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the case.
The KP police had shared Afridi’s passport number and other identification details with the international police.