The woman who opened fires at people in California couple of days ago had allegedly attended the most high-profile religious teaching centre for women in Pakistan, said a teacher at the Al-Huda institute.
The 29-year-old Tashfeen Malik had allegedly studied at the Al-Huda Institute in Multan. The institute offers admissions to middle-class women and also operates in the US, the UAE, India and the UK, as stated the teacher who teaches at the teaching centre.
The teacher named Muqadas said: “It was a two-year course, but she did not finish it. She was a good girl. I don’t know why she left and what happened to her,” added Muqadas about Tafsheen.
Although the teacher did not reveal when Tafsheen used to study at the Al-Huda institute, her fellow classmates at the Bahauddin Zakariya University said that Tafsheen was a part of institute during the period of 2007-2013.
An investigation is underway to find out whether she had any contacts with extremists or radicals in either country.
Meanwhile, an administration official at the academy in Multan said it could neither confirm nor reject that she had studied there, and that the issue would be discussed with management.
He said that: “But we have nothing to do with the shooting and are not responsible for our students’ personal acts.”
The woman and her husband had plunged into the adventure of firing at social services centre in San Bernardino, killing at least 14 people. The initial investigations maintained that the suspect Tafsheen had stepped on the sole of the US on a fiancee’s visa and spend extended periods of time in both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and might have radicalized her husband.