RAWALPINDI: A man and his paramour were handed death sentences along with Rs0.5 million in penalties each for strangling to death a mother of four, who had refused to give permission to the convicted couple to tie the knot in Rawalpindi.
Failing to pay the penalty amount, the convicts would be given an additional six-month imprisonment, Additional District and Sessions Judge Ejaz Buttar said while announcing the verdict on Tuesday.
Woman ‘kidnapped, raped at gunpoint’ in capital
Earlier during the hearing on Monday, Sardar Abdul Razzaq Advocate told the court that Nawaz Maseeh, the accused who had four children from his marriage with Fauzia Bibi, wanted to tie the knot with his lover. However, Maseeh’s wife did not give permission for the second marriage.
On the night of June 8, 2018, the accused strangled the victim to death in her sleep and dumped the body in the underground water tank before fleeing the scene. They were later traced by the police.
The prosecutor prayed the court to hand them exemplary punishment for the heinous crime they committed. After concluding arguments a day earlier, the court eventually announced the verdict today.