PAKISTAN: MAN AWARDED DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDERING RELATIVE
May 25, 2017:
A court ruled death sentence to an accused involved in a murder case in Sargodha the other day. The verdict was announced by Additional District and Sessions Judge Javed Iqbal Ranjha. (Sources: pakistantoday.com.pk, 25/05/2017)
The prosecution told the court that accused Sheikh Muhammad, a resident of Bhakkar, and his son Azhar Hussain had gunned down their relative Amir Shahzad over a domestic dispute in 2015.
The local police had registered a case against the accused and presented the challan before the court. After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down death sentence to Sheikh Muhammad along with a fine of Rs0.2 million as compensation money. However, the judge acquitted Azhar Hussain over lack of evidence.