DERA GHAZI KHAN: At least two men were awarded death sentences in separate murder cases in Dera Ghazi Khan on Friday. The judgment was announced by the additional district and sessions court.
According to prosecution, accused Rashid, Nabi Baksh and Abdul Rehman killed Hasnain and Nazo Mai over suspicion of having illicit relations. After the incident, the accused fled the scene but were later arrested by the police.
After complete investigation, police submitted a challan in court. Following proceedings, the court sentenced Rashid to death and imposed a fine of Rs0.3 million. However, the court acquitted Nabi Baksh and Abdul Rehman for lack of evidence.
Similarly, Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Jehangir Ashraf sentenced a man to death in a murder case. Accused Ramzan and Akhtar gunned down Pervaiz over a dispute over a marriage proposal. The court awarded the death penalty to Ramzan as he was found guilty of the murder and acquitted Akhtar for lack of evidence.
Meanwhile, another court awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to a robber in Dera Ghazi Khan. Accused Akbar Khosa committed a number of armed robberies and was also involved in killing of innocent citizens. The civil magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs0.13 million on him. The convict will undergo an additional six-month jail term if he failed to pay the fine.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2016.
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