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KP police pressurizing to retract statement on murder case, says Asma’s sister

LONDON (TNS): Safia Rani, the sister of Asma Rani, alleged that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police is pressurizing her to retract, and not to issue any statement questioning their performance on her sister’s murder case.

Safia Rania had earlier said that the law enforcement authority did not provide adequate security to her sister despite knowing about the threats given by the relative of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s district president to her sister.

Rani, a third-year MBBS student at Abbottabad Medical College, was in her hometown Kohat on vacation when Mujahid Afridi allegedly opened fire on her on January 27 over refusal of a marriage proposal. The accused, nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf district president Aftab Alam, along with his brother, Sadiqullah Afridi, was waiting outside the girl’s residence, according to police sources. He allegedly shot Rani thrice, after she stepped out of a rickshaw along with her sister-in-law.

Safia Rani said that KP police failed to stop the suspect Mujahid Afridi from felling abroad, she lamented that the law enforcement authority has not yet arrested him yet despite a week since the tragic murder.

“If Zainab’s killer can be arrested immediately then why can’t my sister’s,” she questioned. “The KP police has called me a number of times and told me not to give any statement on their performance, and to take back my earlier statement,” she added.

She said: “I won’t remain silent till the arrest of Mujahid Afridi. I only want justice for my sister.”

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