Man sentenced to death for shocking double murder of mother, son

Court says criminal 'does not deserve any concession'


Our Correspondent November 29, 2022
PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI:

A man was awarded a double death sentence on Tuesday for the shocking rape and murder of a woman and the murder of her three-year-old son by a Rawalpindi court. 

The case of convict Wajid Ali was heard by Additional District and Sessions Judge Ahsan Mehmood Malik. Wajid was charged with the rape of Naseem Bibi and for abducting and murdering her and her son.

The judge also sentenced the accused to a further 25 years in prison and also imposed a Rs0.3 million fine. The convict was then shifted to prison by the police.

The court said in its verdict that the Wajid had committed two heinous crimes of rape and murder and "does not deserve any concession", adding that he should be "hanged on the gallows till death".

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On August 24, 2021, the convict raped the victim at gunpoint in broad daylight after he had severely injured her and then killed her and her son.

The victim was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries a day later.

According to police, Wajid kept changing his location to avoid arrest. CPO Rawalpindi Ahsan Younis had given orders to arrest the accused immediately.

The police then released the photos of the accused involved in the murder and asked the public for help in identifying and arresting him.

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