Asma Rani murder case: Interpol places prime accused on most wanted list

Published: February 19, 2018
A photo circulating on the social media believed to be of the suspect Mujahid Afridi

A photo circulating on the social media believed to be of the suspect Mujahid Afridi

KARACHI: The Interpol has placed Mujahidullah Afridi, the prime accused in Asma Rani murder case, on its most wanted list.

On January 27, Afridi, accompanied by his accomplice, had shot the woman dead in Kohat after she turned down his proposal of marriage.

Rani, a third year medical student at Ayub Medical College, had named the man, nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s district leader as the one behind her murder.

The Interpol was approached through the Federal Investigation Agency, with the request to help find the accused so that he can face a trial in Pakistan.

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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Police had shared Afridi’s passport number and other identification details with the international police.


Screen grab from Interpol website

The law enforcement agency said the culprit is around 24-years-old and his father lives in Qatar. The accused himself has a business in the UAE and frequently visits the Middle East.

Rani’s sister Safia had said she had previously been threatened by Afridi for turning down the proposal.

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