Shahzeb Khan murder: Shahrukh Jatoi, Siraj Talpur handed death sentence

The other two suspects, Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, were awarded life sentences.


Web Desk June 07, 2013
Shahrukh Jatoi appears outside the court after he was sentenced to death. PHOTO: EXPRESS NEWS

KARACHI: Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur, main suspects in the Shahzeb Khan murder case, were handed death sentences by an ATC on Friday, Express News reported.

The verdict of the murder case, which has been going on a daily basis at the anti-terrorism courts, was announced today.

ATC judge, Ghulam Mustafa Memon, issued the judgement.

The other two suspects, Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, were awarded life sentences.

Police, as soon as the verdict was announced, had taken the four offenders to jail. However, the court has now called them back as they had not signed official documents.

Jatoi’s lawyer said he is not satisfied with the verdict and will review appeal against it. The ATC has given them seven days time to file review request.

On December 25, last year, Shahzeb Khan, 20, was gunned down by Shahrukh Jatoi, who was accompanied by his friends, Siraj and Sajjad Talpur. The young men had a fight after the Talpur’s servant, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, teased Shahzeb’s sister.

COMMENTS (181)

marina | 8 years ago | Reply

i feel that though what these young men did is extremely despicable and they deserved to be punished but death penalty at such a young age doesn't give them a chance to change for the better.they should be dealt with severely but i am of the opinion that until and unless a person is a serial killer or a serial rapist he/she should not be hanged. He should pay for his sins but should be given an opportunity to mend himself too. this does not in anyway mean that i feel sympathy towards these men but it simply means killing them will not in anyway bring shahzeb back. An eye for an eye is the opinion of many but as someone once said if that would be the case everyone on the society would be blind.

Justice | 8 years ago | Reply

I doubt it he will get the sentence he knows by the looks of him he will be free and with so many links he has what is the guarantee he doesn't go home in the night by the help of police? By the relaxed look of the chap he knows no one can do nothing to him!

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