FAISALABAD: Anti Terrorism Court (ACT) Judge Ishtiaq Ahmad awarded death penalty on Friday to man convicted of attacking a woman with acid and killing her near Mansoorabad police station.
Prosecution said 30-year-old woman Ayesha Zafar, a divorcee, was going on a motorbike with her nephew Zunair Sajid, 14, on June 10 when Waqas Zulfiqar, a property dealer, threw acid on her.
The woman and her nephew were injured and taken to a hospital. Later, they were referred to Allied Hospital where the woman succumbed died.
The ATC judge awarded death sentence on two counts to Zulfiqar. The convict was also directed to pay Rs400,000 compensation or undergo imprisonment of 1.5 years. He was also fined Rs1 million.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2014.