Pashto drama artist Khushboo Khan shot dead in Nowshera

Akhbarpura police conducting raids to arrest two suspects nominated in FIR as they roam free

Mushtaq Paracha
An image of Pashto drama artist Khushboo Khan. — Facebook/@pashtomtv1

NOWSHERA: Pashto drama and stage artist Khushboo Khan's body was found in crop fields in the Wapda Colony area of Nowshera District after she was fatally shot by two men, police said on Monday.

The Akbarpura police registered a case of murder against the two suspects, Shaukat son of Gul Muhammad and Falak Niaz son of Dilbar, nominated by the complainant, who is the brother of slain actor. 

The police said they launched a search operation for the arrest of the suspects, one of whome had been previously booked for the alleged murder of another woman belonging to the acting industry.

According to the First Information Report, victim’s brother alleged that the suspects killed Khushboo due to failure in forcing her to work only in the events organised by them and should not attend any other event and also leave the industry. 

As Khushboo declined to agree to their terms, the suspects lured her into a party at their place and murdered her there.

Meanwhile, Akhbarpura Station House Officer (SHO) Niaz Muhammad Khan said that the police suspected that Khushboo was brought to the said event, where both the suspects were present, and that she was murdered at some other place and then her body was dumped into the fields. 

As per the police findings, the suspects allegedly use the houses for such crimes. 

Nowshera District Police Officer (DPO) Azhar said that they had collected evidence and launched investigations into the matter. He said that the body was handed over to the family after post-mortem. 

The official further stated that the police will trace the suspects through modern methods of investigation such as geo-fencing.