Published: Tue, January 30, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

CJP takes sou motu notice of murder of Kohat medical student

CJP takes sou motu notice of murder of Kohat medical student

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took suo motu notice of the murder of a medical student in Kohat.

The suspect has been identified as Mujahid Afridi, who killed Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student at Abbottabad Medical College, because she had refused his proposal.

According to Pakistan Today, Afridi's brother, Sadiqullah, has also been accused of waiting outside Aasma's home before she was shot.

The chief justice questioned how the suspect was able to flee the country.

The chief justice asked Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Inspector-General of Police Salahuddin Mehsud to submit a report on the case within 24 hours.


Sadiqullah, who had been named in the first information report registered in the case, was arrested on Tuesday morning after police conducted raids in Kohat, District Police Officer Kohat Abbas Majid Marwat told DawnNews.

Mujahid allegedly threatened Aasma and her family several times as they did not want to give him her hand in marriage.

Asma received three bullets and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, the police official said.

The police have so far failed to nab the culprit behind the grisly incident, which came to the light following the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur. Asma was heading home when the accused opened fire on her as she disembarked from a rickshaw outside her home.

PTI's Aftab Alam, in a video statement, condemned the murder and said he was as sorrowful as the victim's family.

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