Actress Sumbul Khan shot dead in Mardan


MARDAN: A female actor based in Mardan was shot dead on Saturday. According to local police, Sumbul Khan was fatally shot by three armed men who had broken into her house in Sheikh Maltoon Town and demanded that she accompany them to perform at a private event.
The men opened fire when Sumbul refused and fled the scene after killing her, police said. According to police, the three men have already been identified and police personnel are actively searching for them at the moment.
A source within the police department said that a former policeman has also been nominated in the first investigation report (FIR) of the case. Two of the men nominated in the FIR, including the ex-policeman, have previously been involved in violence against another theatre actor, the source said. According to a media report, According to Sheikh Maltoon Town police station, Mir Bahadur, a resident of Rustam, now living in Sector-T Street No-9 Sheikh Maltoon Town told police that he along with his granddaughter Sumbal was present at their house at Sheikh Malton Town.
The grandfather added that the accused came from Peshawar and wanted to take the actress for a private function, and after Sunbul repeatedly refused, the accused shot her and fled. The killers escaped from the scene after committing the crime. One of the accused identified as Naeem Khattak, who is a former police constable, has been arrested while the search for the rest of his accomplices is ongoing. Upon resisting, the men opened fire on her resulting in her death, police said.