Man gets death penalty in double murder case

Convict Rizwan had shot dead his father and sister over a domestic dispute


APP February 24, 2018
PHOTO: AFP

FAISALABAD: A sessions court awarded death sentence on two counts to an accused for his involvement in a double murder case in Faisalabad. The judgment was announced by Additional District and Sessions Judge Azfar Sultan Abrar.

The prosecution told the court that accused Rizwan, a resident of Chak Jhumra, had gunned down his father Iqbal and sister Sumera over a domestic dispute. The local police registered a case against the accused and presented the challan before the court.

After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down death sentence to Rizwan along with a fine of Rs0.4 million which would be paid to the legal heirs of the deceased.

Earlier, a court awarded death sentence to an accused for his involvement in a murder case in Sargodha. Additional District and Sessions Judge Irfan Ahmed Shaikh announced the verdict.

Convict Ramzan and his accomplices Zaman and Yar had killed Shahid over a dispute in 2014. The local police registered a case against the accused and presented the challan before the court.

After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down death sentence to Ramzan along with a fine of Rs0.53 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 24th, 2018.

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