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Co-accused in Asma Rani murder case sent to one-day police remand

PESHAWAR: The co-accused in murder case of medical student Asma Rani has been handed over to police for a one-day remand, ARY News reported on Friday. 

Saddiq Afridi, the brother of the prime accused, was earlier arrested by police for his involvement in the murder of Asma Rani.

However, Mujahid Afridi – the prime accused – is still at large.

Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had dispatched a letter to Interpol Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to locate and extradite Mujahid.

Asma Rani, a third year student at Ayub Medical College, was shot dead after she rejected a marriage proposal.

Abbas Majeed Marwat, the DPO Kohat, earlier said that the FIA has requested Interpol to issue red warrants for prime accused Mujahid Afridi.

The accused after committing the crime fled the country to Saudi Arabia via Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad the same day.

Police had registered an FIR in the case on the complaint of the brother of the deceased, Muhammad Irfan under Section 324 and 304 of Pakistan Penal Code.

Asma Rani was returning in a rickshaw with her sister-in-law when suspect Mujahid who was already present outside their house shot her dead.

Asma received three bullet wounds and was shifted to a hospital in critical condition but later died from her wounds.

However, Asma revealed the name of the person who fired on her before she succumbed to her injuries. She said his name was Mujahid Afridi and he was the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf district vice-president Aftab Alam.

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