An area and also sessions court in Peshawar on Friday handed the death penalty to the main charged in the murder case of Asma Rani– greater than three years after her killing– and acquitted two others.
District as well as Sessions judge Ashfaq Taj announced the judgment inside the Peshawar Central Jail because of safety and security reasons where the prime implicated, Mujahid Afridi, existed. His sibling Sadiqullah Afridi as well as another associate Shahzeb were acquitted.
In his judgment, the judge stated Mujahid guilty of murder as well as enforced a penalty of Rs0.3 million. He additionally directed him to pay Rs2 million as compensation.
The victim’s household welcomed the decision, mentioning that they had waited on justice for practically three-and-a-half years.
“When our sibling was killed, we were totally damaged and demanding justice. Today, we are completely satisfied,” claimed Asma’s older sibling Muhammad Imran. He likewise gave thanks to the judiciary, the cops and the government.
The deceased was a third-year medical student as well as was shot dead in Kohat in January 2018 for rejecting a marriage proposition.
According to cops, Asma was seeing her household during a session break when Mujahid along with Sadiqullah opened fire on her after she rejected his marital relationship proposal, taking off the criminal offense scene soon after. The victim had obtained 3 bullets and also was rushed to a neighboring health center, where she identified Mujahid as the assailant before succumbing to her injuries.
He had actually after that run away to the United Arab Emirates and also was arrested after Interpol provided red notifications on the demand of the Pakistani federal government. He was reminded Pakistan in March 2018.
In April 2018, the Peshawar High Court had directed to transfer the case to Peshawar from Kohat on an application filed by Asma’s brother. He had actually asserted that the charged belonged to prominent household of Kohat and it was impossible for the petitioner and his family to go after the instance there.