KARACHI: A sessions court handed down capital punishment to two peeople accused of killing a man for resistance in a robbery bid in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area in July 2011.
The additional district and sessions judge (East), Kamran Ata Soomro, awarded a death sentence to Farman Ali and Jahangir after they were found guilty of murdering Hafiz Abul Ala in a robbery bid.
Botched robbery: Robbers kill taxi driver on resistance
According to the prosecution, the victim was buying grocery with his wife and children at a market in Block 6 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal when Ali and Jahangir, riding a motorcycle, tried to rob him and upon resistance fired shots at him.
The judge also sentenced them to five years in prison and ordered each of them to pay a fine of Rs200,000 to the victim’s family. In case of default, they will undergo six more months of imprisonment. The accused were arrested weeks after the incident.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2017.