An anti-terrorism court on Saturday awarded life sentence on two counts to a man it convicted of attacking a man and his wife with acid.
Prosecution said Muhammad Riaz had filed a case against Amjad and Munawar on December 7, 2014. Riaz told police that the men had broken into his house and attacked him and his wife with acid. He said his wife had died from the burns. Riaz told police that his wife had married him after divorcing Amjad.
After hearing witnesses and examining evidence, the court awarded Amjad life imprisonment and ordered him to pay Rs0.2 million fine under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The judge awarded another life sentence and Rs0.2 million for breaking into the house. The other were acquitted.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2015.
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