For killing family: Court awards death penalty to man

Subsequently, a sessions court sentenced Ibrahim to life in prison


Our Correspondent November 30, 2016

GILGIT: A court in Gilgit on Wednesday handed down the death penalty to a man who had killed his wife and two kids by pushing them into the river.

The sentence was pronounced by Justice Haq Nawaz and Justice Wazir Shakil of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Chief Court where the killer, Ibrahim, had appealed against the decision of a lower court.

“When the act of murder is established, its penalty is death,” observed the judges.

On July 29, 2010, Ibrahim pushed his 30-year-old wife Parveen, his six-year-old son and eight-month old daughter into the river. He then lodged an FIR with the Gilgit police, claiming that his family had gone missing.

Police discovered that it was Ibrahim who had pushed them into the river, something which he confessed to later. Subsequently, a sessions court sentenced Ibrahim to life in prison. He then challenged the verdict in the chief court which converted the verdict into a death sentence.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 1st, 2016.

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