Peshawar: 8 arrested for killing UET student
PESHAWAR: Eight students charged with killing a fellow student of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) were arrested here on Monday after their pre-arrest bail petition was dismissed by the high court, whereas a key suspect in the case managed to escape from the courtroom.
Eyewitnesses said that soon after a single-bench comprising Justice Shahjehan Khan Yousafzai pronounced order in two cases, a prime suspect in the case, Nauman Khattak, left the courtroom and he could not be arrested.
The deceased, Adnan Abdul Qadir, a final year student in civil technology of the UET hailing from the Southern Bannu District, had died at a local hospital on March 19, 2010, after receiving serious injuries in a clash with Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) activists on March 12. The motive for the murder was stated to be playing loud music in the hostel by the deceased.
The complainant in the case was Ibrahim Khan, a fellow student who had accused nine members of the IJT. Those who were charged by the complainant included: Nauman Khattak, Sibghatullah, Muqeemuddin, Umer Farooq, Mohammad Ibrahim, Zahid Khattak, Aziz-ur-Rehman, Fahad Zulfiqar and Muhammad Ashfaq.