PESHAWAR: Unknown assailants gunned down on Wednesday a budding actress of CD films at Shobra Chowk in Nowshera, local police said.

According to an eyewitness account, unknown assailants, riding a bike, opened fire on 23-year old Musarrat Shaheen at Shobera Chowk. She was pronounced dead when shifted to the district headquarters hospital.

Police said that they lodged first information report in the case on the complaint of the mother of slain artist and started efforts to arrest the criminals behind the murder.