Pakistani woman reportedly shot dead after refusing marriage proposal
A Pakistani woman who was reportedly shot dead for refusing a marriage proposal was filmed identifying her killer shortly before she died on Sunday evening.
BuzzFeed News reports that Asma Rani, a third-year medical student at Abbotabad Ayub Medical College, was shot by two men on Jan. 27 outside of her home in Kohat, northern Pakistan, after she stepped out of a rickshaw with her sister-in-law.
As she lay dying, Rani was reportedly filmed naming Mujahid Afridi as her killer. The young woman's family claims that Afridi, along with his brother, Sadiqullah Afridi, killed Rani after she refused to marry him.
Police arrested Sadiqullah Afridi following the attack, but it is believed that Mujahid Afridi may have fled the country on a flight to Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Mujahid Afridi, the man Rani identified in the video as her killer, is the nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) district president Aftab Alam, according to Geo TV.
But Alam has spoken out to reassure the public that no special favors will be made to protect his nephew.
The PTI president condemned the woman's death in a video statement and said he was as sorrowful as the victim's family.
Alam added that the police are conducting raids to arrest the accused and that Rani's killers will be brought to justice.