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Interpol arrests alleged killer of Kohat’s Asma Rani in UAE

PESHAWAR: The main accused in the murder case of Kohat's Asma Rani , Mujahidullah Afridi, has been arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Interpol informed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police on Thursday. Inspector General Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Police Salahudin Mehsud told ARY News that Mujahidullah has been arrested in Sharjah. KP police approached Interpol through the Federal Investigation Agency for his arrest as he fled the country soon after the incident. Interpol is a network of police forces from 190…

PHC moved to transfer Asma Rani murder case from Kohat to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday summoned the police official investigating the murder of a medical student in Kohat along with record of the case on next hearing. A bench of the high court was hearing a petition filed by the brother of the deceased girl seeking transfer of the murder case from Kohat to Peshawar. The petitioner’s lawyer argued that the suspected murderer of Asma Rani belonged to an influential family. He was using his influence to extend threats to the victim’s family, he added. He…

Fawad Chaudhry summoned to know ‘how exemplary KP Police is’

ISLAMABAD: Questioning the competence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in the murder case of medical student Asma Rani in Kohat, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry to appear in person. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, gave the KP police two-week time to ensure the arrest of the culprit behind the murder of Asma. He observed that the PTI often criticized the police of other provinces while hailed the force of the province,…

Accomplice of Asma Rani’s murderer sent to jail on judicial remand

KOHAT: A local court on Sunday sent an accomplice of the suspected murderer of medical student Asma Rani to jail on judicial remand. Police produced Shahzeb before the court after expiry of his physical remand. A day earlier, the court had handed over the custody of the suspect to police for questioning in the case. 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…

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…

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…

Earthquake helps girl escape ‘rape’ bid in KP

CHARSADDA: A 16-year old girl in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province managed to escape an alleged rape attempt during the earthquake which jolted parts of India and Pakistan on Wednesday, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent Sartaj Khan, the 16-year old girl named Ayesha claimed that two armed men from her locality barged into her house when her mother was away and tried to rape her after tearing her clothes but escaped in fear after tremors jolted the area. The girl's family reported…