PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly passed a resolution on Monday condemning the killing of a medical student in Kohat after she had turned down a marriage proposal.
Asma, a third-year student at a medical college in Abbottabad, was on vacation in her hometown Kohat when the incident happened, Kohat Development Authority police station SHO Gul Janan had told the media.
The funeral prayer of the deceased was also offered in her hometown on Monday. District officials, as well as a large number of local residents, were present on the occasion, according to reports.
Earlier, preliminary investigations revealed that when Asma and her sister-in-law reached home on Saturday, Mujahid Afridi and his accomplice opened fire on her as she got out of the rickshaw and fled the scene, the police official said.
Asma was shot thrice and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died on Sunday, SHO Janan told reporters.
In her statement, Asma had identified Mujahid, a nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf District President Aftab Alam, as the person who had fired on her.
The suspect wanted to marry Asma and was putting pressure on the family to accept the proposal, the police said.
A case was registered against Mujahid under Sections 324 and 302 of Pakistan Penal Code. The culprit is yet to be arrested.
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