Man gets death penalty for murdering wife

Court acquits three co-accused in case


Our Correspondent June 22, 2018
PHOTO: AFP

GUJRANWALA: A court awarded a death sentence to an accused for his involvement in a murder case in Hafizabad on Thursday. The judgment was announced by Additional Sessions Judge Khan Muhammad. The prosecution told the court that accused Abrar, in connivance with Sajjad, Zafar and Amin, had gunned down his wife over a dispute two years ago.

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 Abrar.

However, the judge acquitted the three other co-accused giving them the benefit of doubt.

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Earlier, a court awarded death penalty to a convict for his involvement in a murder case in Faisalabad. Additional Sessions Judge Asadullah Siraj announced the verdict.

Convict Fakhar Imam had killed his wife Hina and son Hasnain Ali over a property dispute in 2015.

The local police registered a case against the convict and presented the challan before the court. After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down death sentence on two counts to Fakhar along with a fine of Rs0.5 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2018.

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