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Police arrest facilitator of key suspect in medical student murder case

PESHAWAR: Police have nabbed an alleged facilitator of the key suspect in the murder of a medical student in Kohat.

Kohat police have arrested Shahzeb, who allegedly helped Mujahid Afridi, the suspected killer, flee to Saudi Arabia.

Police sources said Shahzeb also carried out reconnaissance of the victim Asma Rani.

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

She was returning home in a rickshaw with her sister-in-law when suspect Mujahid Afridi 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 she died from her wounds.

The victim revealed the name of the person who fired on her in the moments before her death.

She said his name was Mujahid Afridi and he was the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf district vice-president Kohat Aftab Alam.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had also approached the Interpol Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to locate and get extradition of the accused to Pakistan.

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.

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