A Woman Was Filmed Moments Before Her Death Naming Her Alleged Killer After She Was Shot For Refusing To Marry Him

Asma Rani was shot three times outside her home in Kohat, northern Pakistan. Her family believe she named her attacker moments before her death and are demanding justice.

Asma Rani, third-year medical student, was shot last week, after refusing a marriage proposal. In the moments before her death, she was filmed naming her alleged attacker.

After the shooting, Rani was rushed to the hospital where she died of her injuries a day later.

Local police began conducting raids on nearby properties and issued a warrant for the detention of the two men.

The day after Rani's death, a video of her went viral on social media. Warning: The video is graphic.

مردان کی معصوم اسماء کے بعد کوہاٹ کی اسماء کے ساتھ بھی زیادتی ہوئی خان صاحب آپ بیشک زینب اور نقیب کے گھر تعزیت کرنے… https://t.co/S9VDKhtYqw

In the video, which according to local media was taken shortly before she died, Asma is heard saying, "Mujahid Afridi, Mujahid Afridi."

The video inspired hashtags such as #JusticeForAsmaRani or #JusticeForRani, which started trending on Twitter.

Justice must be surved to the innocent medical student of AIMC, who has been murdered by nephew of a position holde… https://t.co/DMgT3VHq8Z

Okay, so now you’re killed because you say no to a marriage proposal? Wah banday teri Anah ko Salam. I’m actually a… https://t.co/mJ9kbaal77

People also compared Rani's story to one from last year: the killing of Hina Shahnawaz, an NGO worker, who police suggested was murdered for refusing a marriage proposal.

Appalling! 2 young girls shot dead in Kohat on refusing marriage proposal. Hina Shahnawaz was murdered last year &… https://t.co/rHDlrj2MVi

They also blamed the authorities, tweeting that the alleged attacker's links to a prominent local political figure may have sheltered him.

She clearly mentioned the name of the killer before leaving this cruel world, Her class fellow just called me and… https://t.co/o0MUNrdISg

There were also references to Zainab Asari, the 7-year-old girl brutally murdered in Pakistan last month.

The PTI guy who killed an innocent girl over refusal to marry him has flown to Dubai. And I'm wondering where all P… https://t.co/wgSEP9ga7V

"They have not caught the criminals," Rani's father told Geo TV. "I am a poor man but will come out onto the streets and protest."

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