PESHAWAR: Two more suspects in the murder of medical student Asma Rani have been arrested, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector-General Salahuddin Mehsud said.
Addressing a press conference, the province’s top police official said two weapons used in the murder were also recovered.
“More evidence will also be brought forward,” the IG said.
Asma, a third-year medical student in Abbottabad, was in her hometown of Kohat on vacation when, on January 27, Mujahid Afridi allegedly opened fire on her over a marriage proposal.
Mujahid, the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) district president Aftab Alam, left the country after the incident but his accomplice and brother, Sadiqullah Afridi, was nabbed by the police later.
Police also arrested on Saturday Shahzeb, an accomplice of Mujahid, who confessed to helping Mujahid flee to Saudi Arabia.
Shahzeb, a resident of KDA area of the city was later remanded by a local sessions court into one-day police custody.
Following the expiry of his remand, police transferred Shahzeb to Kohat prison on Sunday.
On his pointation, police also recovered a motorcycle used in the murder from his house, as well as the car in which Mujahid fled.
The Supreme Court also took notice of the murder on February 2, and threatened in a hearing on February 6 to shift the case out of the province if it sees any “pressure” hampering investigation in the case.