Man gets death penalty in murder case

Published: January 18, 2019
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DERA GHAZI KHAN:  

A sentenced a murder accused to death and have a life term to another on Thursday for their involvement in a case in Dera Ghazi Khan. The judgment was announced by Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahbaz Ahmed.

The prosecution told the court that Mohabbat Khan, Mureed Hussain, Abdul Majeed, Muhammad Hussain, Abdul Jabbar and Sajjad had gunned down a man named Muhammad Ashiq over a dispute in July 2017 in Bindi Hakeem area.

The Jhok Atra police registered a case against the culprits and presented the challan before the court. After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down a death sentence to Mohabbat Khan and life imprisonment to Mureed Hussain. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs0.3 million on the convicts. The judge also ordered that the convicts will have to undergo an additional term of six months if they failed to pay the penalty.

Meanwhile, the court acquitted the other co-accused, giving them the benefit of doubt due to the lack of evidence.

In December 2018, a court awarded a death sentence to an accused for his involvement in a murder case in Faisalabad. The judgment was announced by Additional Sessions Judge Asadullah Siraj.

Accused 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 accused 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.

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